Meaning of VIOLET in English


n. & adj.


1. a any plant of the genus Viola, esp. the sweet violet, with usu. purple, blue, or white flowers. b any of various plants resembling the sweet violet.

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

3 a pigment of this colour. b clothes or material of this colour.

--adj. of this colour.

Etymology: ME f. OF violet(te) dimin. of viole f. L VIOLA(2)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.