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violet British & World English

A herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue, or white five-petalled flowers, one petal of which forms a landing pad for pollinating insects

dog violet British & World English

A scentless wild violet, typically having purple or lilac flowers

violet-ear British & World English

A tropical American hummingbird with green or brown plumage and a glittering purple patch behind each eye

Parma violet British & World English

A sweet violet of a variety with a heavy scent and lavender-coloured flowers which are often crystallized and used for food decoration

sweet violet British & World English

A sweet-scented Old World violet with heart-shaped leaves, used in perfumery and as a flavouring

violet snail British & World English

A small marine snail which drifts on the surface of the sea attached to a raft of bubbles. The shell is typically purple-violet and the animal emits a violet fluid when attacked

water violet British & World English

An aquatic plant of the primrose family, with lilac flowers and finely divided submerged leaves

African violet British & World English

A small East African plant with heart-shaped velvety leaves and violet, pink, or white flowers

crystal violet British & World English

A synthetic violet dye, related to rosaniline, used as a stain in microscopy and as an antiseptic in the treatment of skin infections

dogtooth violet British & World English

A plant of the lily family that has backward-curving pointed petals

gentian violet British & World English

A synthetic violet dye derived from rosaniline, used as an antiseptic

shrinking violet British & World English

An exaggeratedly shy person

dog's-tooth violet British & World English

A plant of the lily family which has backward-curving pointed petals

ultraviolet British & World English

(Of electromagnetic radiation) having a wavelength shorter than that of the violet end of the visible spectrum but longer than that of X-rays

dog violet in violet British & World English

A herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue, or white five-petalled flowers, one petal of which forms a landing pad for pollinating insects

sweet violet in violet British & World English

A herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue, or white five-petalled flowers, one petal of which forms a landing pad for pollinating insects

violet family in violet British & World English

A herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue, or white five-petalled flowers, one petal of which forms a landing pad for pollinating insects

violet sea snail in violet snail British & World English

A small marine snail which drifts on the surface of the sea attached to a raft of bubbles. The shell is typically purple-violet and the animal emits a violet fluid when attacked

African violet in violet British & World English

Used in names of similar-flowered plants of other families, e.g. African violet

Price, Leontyne British & World English

(1927-), US opera singer; full name Mary Violet Leontyne Price. Her 1952 Broadway successes in Four Saints in Three Acts and Porgy and Bess led to an international career as an operatic and concert soprano. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1961 and retired from opera in 1985

Mary Violet Leontyne Price in Price, Leontyne British & World English

(1927-), US opera singer; full name Mary Violet Leontyne Price. Her 1952 Broadway successes in Four Saints in Three Acts and Porgy and Bess led to an international career as an operatic and concert soprano. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1961 and retired from opera in 1985

violet English-Spanish

violeta f

violet-hued in -hued English-Spanish

de tono violeta

a shrinking violet in violet English-Spanish

una persona tímida y modesta