violaceous

violaceous

[vahy-uh-ley-shuhs]
adjective
1.
belonging to the Violaceae, the violet family of plants. Compare violet family.
2.
of a violet color; bluish-purple.

Origin:
1650–60; < Neo-Latin Violace(ae) (see viola2, -aceae) + -ous

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violaceous (ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃəs)
 
adj
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
 
[C17: from Latin violāceus, from violaviolet]

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