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

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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 13 Aug. 2020.

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