a violet, Viola pedata, of the eastern and midwestern U.S., having single flowers with a yellow center, two purple upper petals, and three lavender lower petals: the state flower of Wisconsin.
a grass, Poa trivialis, grown in temperate regions of North America largely for lawns and turf. the knotgrass, Polygonum aviculare.
The individual sought has gone away, as in Jean hoped to meet her editor at long last, but when she arrived the bird had flown. This idiom has been used for an escaped prisoner, and more generally, as in 1655 by William Gurnall (The Christian in Complete Armour): “Man … knows not his time … […]
a box, usually fashioned to resemble a house, for birds to live in. an aviary. Historical Examples Followers of the Trail Zoe Meyer Beginner’s Book in Language H. Jeschke Folk-Lore and Legends: Oriental Charles John Tibbitts Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett noun (US) a small shelter or box for birds to nest in an enclosure […]