Etymology
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violet (n.)

small wild plant with purplish-blue flowers, c. 1300, from Old French violete (12c.), diminutive of viole "violet," from Latin viola "the violet, a violet color," cognate with Greek ion (see iodine), probably from a pre-Indo-European substrate Mediterranean language. The color sense (late 14c.) developed from the flower.

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Definitions of violet
1
violet (n.)
any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers;
violet (n.)
a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum;
Synonyms: reddish blue
2
violet (adj.)
of a color intermediate between red and blue;
Synonyms: purple / purplish
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