Dame's violet
Violet Vi"o*let, n. [F. violette a violet (cf. violet violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Iodine}.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant or flower of the genus {Viola}, of many species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants, and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the pansy ({Viola tricolor}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The cultivated sweet violet is {Viola odorata} of Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United States is {Viola cucullata}; the sand, or bird-foot, violet is {Viola pedata}. [1913 Webster]

2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the spectrum. [1913 Webster]

3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue in equal proportions; a bluish purple color. --Mollett. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to {Lyc[ae]na}, or {Rusticus}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

{Corn violet}. See under {Corn}.

{Dame's violet}. (Bot.) See {Damewort}.

{Dogtooth violet}. (Bot.) See under {Dogtooth}.

{Water violet} (Bot.), an aquatic European herb ({Hottonia palustris}) with pale purplish flowers and pinnatifid leaves. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dame's violet — n. 〚transl. of ModL viola matronalis〛 an old fashioned garden flower (Hesperis matronalis) of the crucifer family, with white or purple fragrant flowers in spring and early summer: also dame s rocket * * * …   Universalium

  • dame's violet — n. [transl. of ModL viola matronalis] an old fashioned garden flower (Hesperis matronalis) of the crucifer family, with white or purple fragrant flowers in spring and early summer: also dame s rocket …   English World dictionary

  • dame's-violet — kvapioji vakarutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos aliejinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Hesperis matronalis). atitikmenys: lot. Hesperis matronalis angl. damask violet; dame s rocket; dame’s rocket; dame s violet; dame’s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dame’s-violet — kvapioji vakarutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos aliejinis, dekoratyvinis augalas (Hesperis matronalis). atitikmenys: lot. Hesperis matronalis angl. damask violet; dame s rocket; dame’s rocket; dame s violet; dame’s… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Dame's violet — noun long cultivated herb having flowers whose scent is more pronounced in the evening; naturalized throughout Europe to Siberia and into North America • Syn: ↑damask violet, ↑sweet rocket, ↑Hesperis matronalis • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dame’s-violet — vakarutė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių (Brassicaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Hesperis). atitikmenys: lot. Hesperis angl. dame’s rocket; dame’s violet; damewort; sweet rocket vok. Nachtviole rus. вечерница; гесперис; дикий левкой …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • dame's violet — Damewort Dame wort , n. (Bot.) A cruciferrous plant ({Hesperis matronalis}), remarkable for its fragrance, especially toward the close of the day; called also {rocket} and {dame s violet}. Loudon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dame's-violet — dame sˈ vīˈolet noun A cruciferous plant (Hesperis matronalis) formerly cultivated in pots by ladies for its sweet scent at night • • • Main Entry: ↑dame …   Useful english dictionary

  • dame's violet — noun see dame s rocket …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dame's violet — /deɪmz ˈvaɪələt/ (say daymz vuyuhluht) noun a branched herb, Hesperis matronalis, with scented white or violet flowers, native to Europe and Asia …   Australian English dictionary

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