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African violet

noun [C] uk   us  
a small plant with purple, pink, or white flowers that is grown in a container in a house
Translations of “African violet”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非洲蓳, 非洲紫羅蘭…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非洲紫苣苔…
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