Meaning of Persian violet

Per'sian vi'olet

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Exacum, native to the Old World, as E. affine, having glossy, ovate leaves, and fragrant, bluish flowers: cultivated as a houseplant.
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