Definitions for violetˈvaɪ ə lɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi•o•letˈvaɪ ə lɪt(n.)

  1. any chiefly low, stemless or leafy-stemmed plant of the genus Viola, of the violet family, having purple, blue, yellow, white, or variegated flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of various other plants, as the dogtooth violet or the African violet.

    Category: Plants

  3. 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.

    Category: Plants

  4. 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.

    Category: Physics

  5. (adj.)of the color violet; reddish blue.

Origin of violet:

1300–50; ME < OF violete=viole (< L viola violet) +-ete -et

Princeton's WordNet

  1. violet(noun)

    any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers

  2. violet, reddish blue(adj)

    a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum

  3. purple, violet, purplish(adj)

    of a color intermediate between red and blue

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. violet(noun)ˈvaɪ ə lɪt

    a plant with small sweet-smelling purple flowers

    ***African violets

  2. violetˈvaɪ ə lɪt

    a bluish-purple color

    ***a violet sweater


  1. violet(Noun)

    A bluish-purple colour.

  2. violet(Noun)

    A fragrant plant genus with white, purple or yellow flowers.

  3. violet(Noun)

    Any of several plants that look like the plants of the genus Viola but are taxonomically unrelated to them.

  4. violet(Adjective)

    Having a bluish-purple colour.

  5. Violet(ProperNoun)


  6. Origin: From violette, from Latin viola

Webster Dictionary

  1. Violet(noun)

    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)

  2. Violet(noun)

    the color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum

  3. Violet(noun)

    in art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color

  4. Violet(noun)

    any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or Rusticus, and allied genera

  5. Violet(noun)

    dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined

Translations for violet

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a kind of small bluish-purple flower.

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