Definition of violaceous in English:


Line breaks: viol|aceous
Pronunciation: /ˌvʌɪəˈleɪʃəs


  • 1chiefly • technical Of a violet colour: the fruiting body is pink or violaceous
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    • A 40-year-old man presented with a violaceous-rimmed ulceration on his inner thigh.
    • Gottron's papules, violaceous papules overlying the dorsal interphalangeal or metacarpophalangeal areas, elbow or knee joints, occur in approximately 70 percent of patients with dermatomyositis.
    • Lividity is distributed dorsally, is the usual violaceous color, and blanches with light pressure.
  • 2 Botany Relating to or denoting plants of the violet family (Violaceae).
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    • The gleba is violaceous brown, marbled with numerous veins of two kinds.


mid 17th century: from Latin violaceus (from viola 'violet') + -ous.

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