What is violet?

  • (noun): Any of numerous low-growing small-flowered violas.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on violet:

Peziza Violacea
... Peziza violacea, commonly known as the violet fairy cup or the violet cup fungus, is a species of fungus in the genus Peziza, Pezizaceae family ... and specific epithet suggest, the cup-shaped fruiting bodies are violet colored on the interior surface ...
Shrinking Violet - Music
... Shrinking Violet", a song on Mostly Autumn's The Last Bright Light album "Shrinking Violet", a song by musical band Bishop Allen Shrinking Violet (a ...
Cortinarius Violaceus - Description
... In colour, it is a dark violet to blue-black, and is covered in fine, downy scales ... The flesh is violet, but darker below the cap's cuticle and in the stem ... The gills are dark violet, changing to a purplish-brown with age ...
Violet, Texas - History
... In 1913 the community was renamed from Land Siding to Violet, after the wife of storekeeper John Fister, and a post office was built, which remained in operation until 1947 ...
List Of Word Girl Characters - Other Characters - Violet Heaslip
... Violet (voiced by Maria Bamford) conducts herself in a quiet, shy manner and has a flair for art, having met Becky in an art appreciation class after Becky flunked art class three times in a row ... Violet lives in the country apparently not too far from the suburbs in a hippie-styled house with her mother ... Violet is friends with Becky's crush, Scoops Todd Ming, and in the episode "Cherish Is the Word" the two proved to have feelings for each other when Scoops asked her to be his valentine ...

More definitions of "violet":

  • (adj): Of a color midway between red and blue.
    Synonyms: purple, purplish
  • (noun): A variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum.
    Synonyms: reddish blue

Famous quotes containing the word violet:

    At the violet hour, the evening hour that strives
    Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea,
    The typist home at teatime, clears her breakfast, lights
    Her stove, and lays out food in tins.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    At the violet hour, when the eyes and back
    Turn upward from the desk when the human engine waits
    Like a taxi throbbing waiting,
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its colour and odour, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower—and this is the burthen of the curse of Babel.
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)