Definition of violaceous in English:

violaceous

Syllabification: vi·o·la·ceous
Pronunciation: /ˌvīəˈlāSHəs
 
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adjective

1Of a violet color.
More example sentences
  • 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 Of, relating to, or denoting plants of the violet family (Violaceae).
More example sentences
  • The gleba is violaceous brown, marbled with numerous veins of two kinds.

Origin

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

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