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violaceous

[vahy-uh-ley-shuh s] /ˌvaɪ əˈleɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Violaceae, the violet family of plants.
Compare violet family.
2.
of a violet color; bluish-purple.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Neo-Latin Violace(ae) (see viola2, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for violaceous

violaceous

/ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Violaceae, a family of herbaceous plants and shrubs including the violets and pansies
2.
of the colour violet
Word Origin
C17: from Latin violāceus, from violaviolet
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