pansy violet

noun

1
: a bird's-foot violet having the two upper petals very dark purple with the lower petals normally lilac-purple
2
3
: a dark reddish purple that is bluer, lighter, and stronger than royal purple (see royal purple sense 1) and redder, lighter, and stronger than average plum (see plum sense 6a)

called also Roman violet

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“Pansy violet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pansy%20violet. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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