Definition of sweet violet in English:

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sweet violet

noun

A sweet-scented Old World violet with heart-shaped leaves, used in perfumery and as a flavoring.
  • Viola odorata, family Violaceae.
Example sentences
  • She anticipates the biggest headache being the wild flowers (cowslips, primroses, sweet violets, daisies, speedwells, wild orchids, wild thyme, chives and marigold), which need to be grown in a sod of bent grass.
  • Some climbers flower once a year - heavily in spring. ‘Lady Banks’ is smothered in 1-inch white blooms in spring, filling the air with the fragrance of sweet violets.
  • Iris is a powdery scent that captures a hint of sweet violets.

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Syllabification: sweet vi·o·let

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