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]

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — 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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