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Violet

[vahy-uh-lit] /ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/
noun
1.
a female given name.
Also, Violette
[vahy-uh-let, vahy-uh-lit] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt, ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/ (Show IPA),
Violetta
[vahy-uh-let-uh] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt ə/ (Show IPA)
.
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British Dictionary definitions for violette

violet

/ˈvaɪəlɪt/
noun
1.
any of various temperate perennial herbaceous plants of the violaceous genus Viola, such as V. odorata (sweet (or garden) violet), typically having mauve or bluish flowers with irregular showy petals
2.
any other plant of the genus Viola, such as the wild pansy
3.
any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as the African violet
4.
  1. any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same purplish-blue hue. They lie at one end of the visible spectrum, next to blue; approximate wavelength range 445–390 nanometres
  2. (as adjective): a violet dress
5.
a dye or pigment of or producing these colours
6.
violet clothing: dressed in violet
7.
(informal) shrinking violet, a shy person
Derived Forms
violet-like, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French violete a little violet, from viole, from Latin viola violet
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Word Origin and History for violette

violet

n.

early 14c., small plant with purplish-blue flowers, from Old French violette, diminutive of viole "violet," from Latin viola, cognate with Greek ion (see iodine), probably from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language. The color sense (late 14c.) developed from the flower.

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violette in Medicine

violet vi·o·let (vī'ə-lĭt)
n.

  1. The hue of the short-wave end of the visible spectrum, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 380 to 420 nanometers.

  2. Any of a group of colors, reddish-blue in hue, that may vary in lightness and saturation.

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Idioms and Phrases with violette

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