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Violet

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Vi=o=let

CIDE DICTIONARY

Violetn. [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.].
  •  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).  [1913 Webster]
    " The cultivated sweet violet is Viola odorata of Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United States is Viola cucullata; the sand, or bird-foot, violet is Viola pedata."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color.  Mollett.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycæna, or Rusticus, and allied genera.  [1913 Webster]
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.
Violeta. [Cf. F. violet. See Violet, n.].
     Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined.  [1913 Webster]
Violet shell (Zoöl.), 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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Violet, n. & adj.
--n.
1 a any plant of the genus Viola, esp. the sweet violet, with usu. purple, blue, or white flowers. b any of various plants resembling the sweet violet.
2 the bluish-purple colour seen at the end of the spectrum opposite red.
3 a pigment of this colour. b clothes or material of this colour.
--adj. of this colour.

Etymology
ME f. OF violet(te) dimin. of viole f. L VIOLA(2)

THESAURUS

Violet

amethystine, lavender, lilac, livid, magenta, mauve, mulberry, orchid, pansy-purple, plum-colored, plum-purple, purple, purplescent, purplish, purply, purpurate, purpure, purpureal, purpurean, purpureous, raisin-colored, violaceous

ROGET THESAURUS

Violet

Purple

N purple, blue and red, bishop's purple, aniline dyes, gridelin, amethyst, purpure, heliotrope, lividness, lividity, purple, violet, ultraviolet, plum-colored, lavender, lilac, puce, mauve, livid.


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