Meaning of VIOLET in English

VIOLET

■ noun

1》 a small plant typically with purple, blue, or white five-petalled flowers. [Many species in the genus Viola , family Violaceae.]

↘used in names of unrelated plants with similar flowers, e.g. African ~ .

2》 a bluish-purple colour seen at the end of the spectrum opposite red.

Origin

ME: from OFr. ~te , dimin. of viole , from L. viola '~'.

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