Definition of violet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvaɪələt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvaɪələt//
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  1. 1 [countable] a small wild or garden plant with purple or white flowers with a sweet smell that appear in spring
  2. 2 [uncountable] a bluish-purple colour dressed in violet
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French violette, diminutive of viole, from Latin viola ‘violet’.