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Violet

Violet Meaning & Definition
Violet Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Violet?

[n] a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum
[n] any of numerous low-growing small-flowered violas
[adj] of a color midway between red and blue

Synonyms | Synonyms for Violet: chromatic | purple | purplish | reddish blue

Related Terms | Find terms related to Violet:

See Also | American dog violet | bird's-foot violet | Canada violet | cream violet | dog violet | downy yellow violet | empurpled | English violet | garden violet | heartsease | heath violet | hedge violet | indigo | Johnny-jump-up | long-spurred violet | pale violet | pansy violet | purple | purpleness | striped violet | sweet violet | sweet white violet | tall white violet | two-eyed violet | viola | Viola blanda | Viola canadensis | Viola canina | Viola conspersa | Viola ocellata | Viola odorata | Viola pedata | Viola pubescens | Viola reichenbachiana | Viola rostrata | Viola striata | Viola sylvatica | white violet | wood violet | woodland white violet

Violet In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi"o*let\, n. [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Iodine}.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant or flower of the genus {Viola}, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy ({Viola tricolor}). Note: The cultivated sweet violet is {Viola odorata} of Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United States is {V. cucullata}; the sand, or bird-foot, violet is {V. pedata}. 2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum. 3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color. --Mollett. 4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to {Lyc[ae]na}, or {Rusticus}, and allied genera. {Corn violet}. See under {Corn}. {Dame's violet}. (Bot.) See {Damewort}. {Dogtooth violet}. (Bot.) See under {Dogtooth}. {Water violet} (Bot.), an aquatic European herb ({Hottonia palustris}) with pale purplish flowers and pinnatifid leaves.
\Vi"o*let\, a. [Cf. F. violet. See {Violet}, n.] Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined. {Violet shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ianthina; -- called also {violet snail}. See {Ianthina}. {Violet wood}, a name given to several kinds of hard purplish or reddish woods, as king wood, myall wood, and the wood of the {Andira violacea}, a tree of Guiana.

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