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 {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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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 wood — noun 1. : any of several hard purplish or reddish woods; especially : kingwood 2. : a tree that yields violet wood 3. : purpleheart * * * kingwood. [1835 45] * * * violet wood …   Useful english dictionary

  • violet wood — Jacaranda Jac a*ran da, n. [Braz.; cf. Sp. & Pg. jacaranda.] (Bot.) (a) The native Brazilian name for certain leguminous trees, which produce the beautiful woods called {king wood}, {tiger wood}, and {violet wood}. (b) A genus of bignoniaceous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violet wood — karališkoji dalbergija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Dalbergia cearensis), paplitęs Brazilijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dalbergia cearensis angl. Brazilian kingwood; kingwood; tulipwood; violet wood port.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • violet wood — /vaɪələt ˈwʊd/ (say vuyuhluht wood) noun → kingwood …   Australian English dictionary

  • violet wood — kingwood. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • violet wood sorrel — noun perennial herb of eastern North America with palmately compound leaves and usually rose purple flowers • Syn: ↑Oxalis violacea • Hypernyms: ↑oxalis, ↑sorrel, ↑wood sorrel * * * noun : a perennial herb (Oxalis violacea …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 …   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

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