hortense violet

noun, often capitalized H

Definition of hortense violet

: a moderate purple that is bluer and duller than heliotrope (see heliotrope sense 4a), bluer, lighter, and stronger than average amethyst, and bluer, stronger, and slightly lighter than manganese violet

History and Etymology for hortense violet

probably from the name Hortense

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“Hortense violet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hortense%20violet. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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