violet
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French violete, diminutive of viole violet, from Latin viola Date: 14th century 1. a. any of a genus (Viola of the family Violaceae, the violet family) of chiefly herbs with alternate stipulate leaves and showy flowers in spring and often cleistogamous flowers in summer; especially one with smaller usually solid-colored flowers as distinguished from the usually larger-flowered violas and pansies b. any of several plants of genera other than that of the violet — compare dogtooth violet 2. any of a group of colors of reddish-blue hue, low lightness, and medium saturation

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