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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: violete, from viole 'violet', from Latin viola

violet

noun
     
Related topics: Colours, Plants
vi‧o‧let
1HBP [countable] a plant with small dark purple flowers, or sometimes white or yellow ones
2 [uncountable]CC a bluish-purple colour
violet adjective:
beautiful violet eyes

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