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violet

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noun vi·o·let \ˈvī-(ə-)lət\

Simple Definition of violet

  • : a plant that has small bluish-purple or white flowers

  • : a bluish-purple color

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of violet

  1. 1 a :  any of a genus (Viola of the family Violaceae, the violet family) of chiefly herbs with alternate stipulate leaves and showy flowers in spring and often cleistogamous flowers in summer; especially :  one with smaller usually solid-colored flowers as distinguished from the usually larger-flowered violas and pansies b :  any of several plants of genera other than that of the violet — compare dogtooth violet

  2. 2 :  any of a group of colors of reddish-blue hue, low lightness, and medium saturation

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Origin of violet

Middle English, from Anglo-French violete, diminutive of viole violet, from Latin viola


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with violet


VIOLET Defined for Kids

violet

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noun vi·o·let \ˈvī-ə-lət\

Definition of violet for Students

  1. 1 :  a wild or garden plant related to the pansies that has small often fragrant white, blue, purple, or yellow flowers

  2. 2 :  a bluish purple





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