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violet

adjective uk   /ˈvaɪə.lət/ us  
having a bluish-purple colour

violet

noun [C] uk   /ˈvaɪə.lət/ us  

violet noun [C] (PLANT)

[C] a small plant with pleasant-smelling purple, blue, or white flowers

violet noun [C] (COLOUR)

[U] a bluish-purple colour
Translations of “violet”
in Korean 제비꽃…
in Arabic بَنَفسِج…
in French violette, violet…
in Turkish menekşe, menekşe rengi…
in Italian viola, violetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紫羅蘭色(的), 藍紫色(的)…
in Russian фиалка, лиловый…
in Polish fiołek, fiolet…
in Spanish violeta…
in Portuguese violeta…
in German das Veilchen, das Violett…
in Catalan violeta…
in Japanese スミレ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 紫罗兰色(的), 蓝紫色(的)…
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