Violet shell
Violet Vi"o*let, a. [Cf. F. violet. See {Violet}, n.] Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined. [1913 Webster]

{Violet shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ianthina; -- called also {violet snail}. See {Ianthina}.

{Violet wood}, a name given to several kinds of hard purplish or reddish woods, as king wood, myall wood, and the wood of the {Andira violacea}, a tree of Guiana. [1913 Webster]


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  • Violet — Vi o*let, a. [Cf. F. violet. See {Violet}, n.] Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined. [1913 Webster] {Violet shell} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of Ianthina; called also {violet snail}. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violet snail — Violet Vi o*let, a. [Cf. F. violet. See {Violet}, n.] Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined. [1913 Webster] {Violet shell} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of Ianthina; called also {violet snail}. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Violet wood — Violet Vi o*let, a. [Cf. F. violet. See {Violet}, n.] Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color produced by red and blue combined. [1913 Webster] {Violet shell} (Zo[ o]l.), any species of Ianthina; called also {violet snail}. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violet snail — noun or violet shell : a mollusk of the genus Janthina …   Useful english dictionary

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  • violet wood — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violet snail — Ianthina I*an thi*na, n.; pl. L. {Ianthin[ae]}, E. {Ianthinas}. [NL., fr. L. ianthinus violet blue, Gr. ?; ? violet + ? flower.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any gastropod of the genus {Ianthina}, of which various species are found living in mid ocean; called also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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