- any violaceous garden plant that is a variety of Viola tricolor, having flowers with rounded velvety petals, white, yellow, or purple in colour
See also wild pansy
- slang offensive an effeminate or homosexual man or boy
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
- Plant Biologya violet grown in many kinds, having flowers in many different, rich colors.
- a male homosexual.
- an effeminate man.