violaceous

adjective
vi·​o·​la·​ceous | \ ˌvī-ə-ˈlā-shəs How to pronounce violaceous (audio) \

Definition of violaceous

: of the color violet

Examples of violaceous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One song had survived—Suzy’s recording of a violaceous trogon. Karen Russell, The New Yorker, 4 Oct. 2021 The water started to tinge violaceous from the residual blood. Illyanna Maisonet, SFChronicle.com, 23 Oct. 2019 But Dowd, draped in an imperial violaceous dress, is far more friendly than intimidating during a recent sit-down. Yvonne Villarreal, latimes.com, 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of violaceous

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for violaceous

borrowed from Latin violāceus, from viola "any of various spring flowers (as Viola odorata), the dark color of certain of these flowers" + -āceus -aceous — more at violet

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Violaceae

violaceous

viola clef

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15 Oct 2021

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“Violaceous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/violaceous. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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violaceous

adjective
vi·​o·​la·​ceous | \ ˌvī-ə-ˈlā-shəs How to pronounce violaceous (audio) \

Medical Definition of violaceous

: of the color violet

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