Violet

[vahy-uh-lit]
Also Vi·o·lette [vahy-uh-let, vahy-uh-lit] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt, ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/, Vi·o·let·ta [vahy-uh-let-uh] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt ə/.
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Historical Examples of violetta

  • Violetta an' Rosalinda are pulling fodder and mother is ploughing for wheat.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • After we had discussed the war news for a long time he began as usual about Violetta—.

    Man and Maid

    Elinor Glyn

  • How will you pay it then about Violetta whom you say is an angel, and blameless?

    Man and Maid

    Elinor Glyn

  • She is the exact contrast to the Countess Violetta in face, in everything.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Violetta broke through the formal superlatives of an Italian greeting.

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith


British Dictionary definitions for violetta

violet

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
    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
  4. a dye or pigment of or producing these colours
  5. violet clothingdressed in violet
  6. shrinking violet informal a shy person
Derived Formsviolet-like, adjective

Word Origin for violet

C14: from Old French violete a little violet, from viole, from Latin viola violet
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Word Origin and History for violetta

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

violetta in Medicine

violet

[vīə-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 violetta

violet

see shrinking violet.

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