Meaning of VIOLET in English

VIOLET

/ ˈvaɪələt; NAmE / noun

1.

[ C ] a small wild or garden plant with purple or white flowers with a sweet smell that appear in spring

2.

[ U ] a bluish-purple colour :

dressed in violet

►  vio·let adjective :

violet eyes

IDIOMS

see shrink verb

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from Old French violette , diminutive of viole , from Latin viola violet.

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