Definitions for violetˈvaɪ ə lɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vi•o•letˈvaɪ ə lɪt(n.)
any chiefly low, stemless or leafy-stemmed plant of the genus Viola, of the violet family, having purple, blue, yellow, white, or variegated flowers.
any of various other plants, as the dogtooth violet or the African violet.
the flower of any native, wild species of violet, as distinguished from the cultivated pansy: the state flower of Illinois, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
a reddish blue color at the opposite end of the visible spectrum from red, an effect of light with a wavelength between 400 and 450 nm.
(adj.)of the color violet; reddish blue.
Origin of violet:
1300–50; ME < OF violete=viole (< L viola violet) +-ete -et
any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
violet, reddish blue(adj)
a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum
purple, violet, purplish(adj)
of a color intermediate between red and blue
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
violet(noun)ˈvaɪ ə lɪt
a plant with small sweet-smelling purple flowers
violetˈvaɪ ə lɪt
a bluish-purple color
***a violet sweater
A bluish-purple colour.
A fragrant plant genus with white, purple or yellow flowers.
Any of several plants that look like the plants of the genus Viola but are taxonomically unrelated to them.
Having a bluish-purple colour.
Origin: From violette, from Latin viola
any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy (Viola tricolor)
the color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum
in art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color
any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or Rusticus, and allied genera
dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined
Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae. It is the largest genus in the family, containing between 525 and 600 species. Most species are found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, however some are also found in widely divergent areas such as Hawaii, Australasia, and the Andes. Some Viola species are perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs. A large number of species, varieties and cultivars are grown in gardens for their ornamental flowers. In horticulture the term "pansy" is normally used for those multi-coloured, large-flowered cultivars which are raised annually or biennially from seed and used extensively in bedding. The terms "viola" and "violet" are normally reserved for small-flowered annuals or perennials, including the species.
Translations for violet
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of small bluish-purple flower.
- زَهْرَة البَنَفْسَجArabic
- violetaPortuguese (BR)
- das VeilchenGerman
- μενεξές, βιολέταGreek
- گل بنفشهFarsi
- एक प्रकार का फूलHindi
- bunga violetIndonesian
- 제비꽃속(屬)의 총칭Korean
- bunga violetMalay
- گل بنفشهPersian
- چوڼيا، بنفشه (ګل)، بنفشه ( رنګPashto
- 紫羅蘭Chinese (Trad.)
- بنفشي رنگUrdu
- cây hoa tímVietnamese
- 紫罗兰Chinese (Simp.)
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