1. (Science: botany) 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 colours, as the pansy (Viola tricolour).
Origin: F. Violette a violet (cf. Violet violet-coloured), dim. Of OF. Viole a violet, L. Viola; akin to Gr. Cf. Iodine.
(Science: zoology) Violet shell, any species of ianthina; called also violet snail. See Lanthina. 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.
Origin: Cf. F. Violet. See Violet.
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... long like that of a tulip and the bloom is pink and then it has small little blooms under each peddle the smaller blooms a purple and look like a violets
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