Origin of violet
Definition for violet (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for violet
The odd (though beautiful) pair here is Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who were a hit on the vaudeville circuit.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More|Janice Kaplan|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sutton Foster abandoned her usual perky personna to play scared and scarred in Violet, and voters may reward her effort.
Streep plays Violet Weston, a woman unraveled after her husband's suicide.Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts Finally Collide in ‘August: Osage County’|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Not titillating sex, but, as Lulu and Violet both discover, the business of sex.
Instead, Violet is kidnapped and solid to a rival courtesan house, where she is trained by an older courtesan named Magic Gourd.
Like violets were her heavy eyelids, and underneath her sleeping eyes a violet shadow lay.A Book of Myths|Jean Lang
"I feared my presence might not be quite desirable just now, mamma," Violet said gayly, coming forward as she spoke.Elsie's Widowhood|Martha Finley
"I cannot write well enough," said Violet, looking up at him, with an extremely charming look.Japanese Literature|Various
Violet was wild to run away, as Jack had been, and so was quite a care.A Modern Cinderella|Amanda M. Douglas
Syngenesia: five stamens united by the anthers; as in the dandelion and violet.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus|William MacGillivray
British Dictionary definitions for violet
- 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
- (as adjective)a violet dress
Word Origin for violet
Word Origin and History for violet
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.
Medicine definitions for violet
Idioms and Phrases with violet
see shrinking violet.