- belonging to the Violaceae, the violet family of plants.Compare violet family.
- of a violet color; bluish-purple.
Origin of violaceous
Related Words for violaceouscolor, mauve, plum, lilac, lavender, periwinkle, violet, heliotrope, pomegranate, mulberry, amethyst, magenta, wine, orchid, violaceous, amaranthine, perse
Examples from the Web for violaceous
Historical Examples of violaceous
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