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English definition of “violet”

violet

adjective, noun [U]  /ˈvɑɪ·ə·lət/ us  

violet adjective, noun [U] (COLOR)

(of) a color that is between blue and purple: violet ink [U] Violet is too dark for the walls of this room.

violet

noun [C]  /ˈvɑɪ·ə·lət/ us  

violet noun [C] (PLANT)

a small plant with pleasant-smelling purple, blue, or white flowers
(Definition of violet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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