AskDefine | Define violet

Dictionary Definition

violet adj : of a color midway between red and blue [syn: purple, purplish]


1 any of numerous low-growing small-flowered violas
2 a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum [syn: reddish blue]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Violet



  • /ˈvaɪlət/, /ˈvaɪə.lət/, /ˈvaɪ.ə.lət/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪlət


  1. A bluish-purple colour.
    violet colour:   
  2. A fragrant plant genus with white, purple or yellow flowers.




en-adj er
  1. Having a bluish-purple colour.

Derived terms


having a bluish-purple color

See also


Etymology 1


  1. violet, a fragrant flower plant species, including the pansy
  2. matthiola annua, a flowering plant species

Etymology 2


  1. violet, of the homonymous purplish color


  1. violet, a purplish color

Derived terms


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Extensive Definition

Violet may refer to:


  • Violet (color), which is primarily used to describe a color often confused with purple.


In biology

  • Violet, a plant of the genus Viola
  • African violet, a plant of the genus Saintpaulia that has a superficial resemblance to Viola
  • Dogtooth violet, any of several species of the genus Erythronium
  • Sea violet, a type of edible ascidian, or sea squirt

In geography

In entertainment

Fictional characters

  • Violet (comics) a.k.a. Shrinking Violet, a character in the DC Comics series Legion of Super-Heroes
  • Violet (Peanuts), a character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
  • Violet Baudelaire, a character from the highly popular A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • Violet Beauregarde, a character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Violet Parr, a character in the Pixar movie The Incredibles
  • Violet Song jat Shariff, a character in the 2006 film UltraViolet
  • Violet (Tekken), a character / an alter-ego of a character in Tekken 4
  • Violet, a character in Fifi & the Flowertots.
  • Violet, a character in the 1980's cartoon Rainbow Brite
  • Violet, a character in the 1978 film Pretty Baby, directed by Louis Malle
  • Violet, a character in the 1996 film Bound
  • Violet Heaslip, Becky Botsford's/WordGirl's best friend in the series of WordGirl
  • Violet Potato, Elena Potato's baby sister in the series of Monster Allergy

Other uses

violet in Catalan: Violeta
violet in Spanish: Violeta
violet in French: Violet (homonymie)
violet in Japanese: バイオレット
violet in Polish: Wioleta
violet in Portuguese: Violeta

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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