Violaceous Vi`o*la"ceous, a. [L. violaceus, fr. viola a violet.] 1. Resembling violets in color; bluish purple. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants, of which the violet is the type. It contains about twenty genera and two hundred and fifty species. [1913 Webster]

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  • violaceous — [vī΄ə lā′shəs] adj. [L violaceus, violet colored < viola, a violet] violet in color …   English World dictionary

  • violaceous — adjective Etymology: Latin violaceus, from viola violet Date: 1657 of the color violet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • violaceous — adj. [L. viola, violet] Having a violet hue …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • violaceous — /vuy euh lay sheuhs/, adj. 1. belonging to the Violaceae, the violet family of plants. Cf. violet family. 2. of a violet color; bluish purple. [1650 60; < NL Violace(ae) (see VIOLA2, ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • violaceous — adjective violet colored …   Wiktionary

  • violaceous — Denoting a purple discoloration, usually of the skin. [L. viola, violet] * * * vi·o·la·ceous .vī ə lā shəs adj of the color violet * * * vi·o·la·ceous (vi″o laґshəs) having a violet color, usually describing a discoloration of the skin …   Medical dictionary

  • violaceous — violet coloured Colour Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • violaceous — adj. purplish blue; of the violet family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • violaceous — [ˌvʌɪə leɪʃəs] adjective 1》 of a violet colour. 2》 Botany referring to plants of the violet family (Violaceae). Origin C17: from L. violaceus (from viola violet ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • violaceous — vi·o·la·ceous …   English syllables