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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Violet  \Vi"o*let\,  n.  [F.  violette  a  violet  (cf.  violet 
  violet-colored),  dim.  of  OF  viole  a  violet,  L.  viola;  akin 
  to  Gr  ?.  Cf  {Iodine}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Any  plant  or  flower  of  the  genus  {Viola},  of  many 
  species.  The  violets  are  generally  low  herbaceous  plants, 
  and  the  flowers  of  many  of  the  species  are  blue,  while 
  others  are  white  or  yellow,  or  of  several  colors,  as  the 
  pansy  ({Viola  tricolor}). 
 
  Note:  The  cultivated  sweet  violet  is  {Viola  odorata}  of 
  Europe.  The  common  blue  violet  of  the  eastern  United 
  States  is  {V.  cucullata};  the  sand,  or  bird-foot, 
  violet  is  {V.  pedata}. 
 
  2.  The  color  of  a  violet,  or  that  part  of  the  spectrum 
  farthest  from  red.  It  is  the  most  refrangible  part  of  the 
  spectrum. 
 
  3.  In  art,  a  color  produced  by  a  combination  of  red  and  blue 
  in  equal  proportions;  a  bluish  purple  color.  --Mollett. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small 
  violet-colored  butterflies  belonging  to  {Lyc[ae]na},  or 
  {Rusticus},  and  allied  genera. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Violet  \Vi"o*let\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  violet.  See  {Violet},  n.] 
  Dark  blue,  inclining  to  red;  bluish  purple;  having  a  color 
  produced  by  red  and  blue  combined. 
 
  {Violet  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  Ianthina;  --  called 
  also  {violet  snail}.  See  {Ianthina}. 
 
  {Violet  wood},  a  name  given  to  several  kinds  of  hard  purplish 
  or  reddish  woods,  as  king  wood,  myall  wood,  and  the  wood 
  of  the  {Andira  violacea},  a  tree  of  Guiana. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  violet 
  adj  :  of  a  color  midway  between  red  and  blue  [syn:  {purple},  {purplish}] 
  n  1:  any  of  numerous  low-growing  small-flowered  violas 
  2:  a  variable  color  that  lies  beyond  blue  in  the  spectrum  [syn: 
  {reddish  blue}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Violet,  LA  (CDP,  FIPS  78855) 
  Location:  29.89619  N,  89.89254  W 
  Population  (1990):  8574  (2868  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.5  sq  km  (land),  1.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  70092 




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