- belonging to the Violaceae, the violet family of plants.Compare violet family.
- of a violet color; bluish-purple.
Origin of violaceous
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In young specimens there are stripes and bands of violaceous brown, and the shells are striate within the aperture.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
Spores globose or somewhat irregular, very minutely warted, violaceous, 9–11 mic.The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio
A. P. Morgan
The papules are usually pea-sized, flattened, and of a dark red or violaceous color.
The nodules gradually enlarge, the skin becomes reddish, violaceous or livid in color.
At first a pale-pink or dull, violaceous red, they later become yellowish or coppery.
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Violaceae, a family of herbaceous plants and shrubs including the violets and pansies
- of the colour violet
C17: from Latin violāceus, from viola violet
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