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violet

 [vi´o-let]
1. the color produced by the shortest waves of the visible spectrum, beyond indigo, approximately 380 to 420 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.
crystal violet (gentian violet) (methyl violet) gentian violet; see under gentian.

vi·o·let

(vī'ō-let),
The color evoked by wavelengths of the visible spectrum shorter than 450 nm. For individual violet dyes, see the specific name.
[L. viola]

violet

/vi·o·let/ (vi´o-let)
1. the color produced by the shortest waves of the visible spectrum, beyond indigo, approximately 380 to 420 nm.
2. a dye or stain with this color.

crystal violet , gentian violet, methyl violet gentian violet; see under gentian.
A colour said, in the context of the pseudoscience of colour ‘therapy’, to cleanse the blood, stimulate healing, improve mental outlook, promote cancer cell destruction by white cells, and balance electrolytes

vi·o·let

(vī'ŏ-lĕt)
The color evoked by wavelengths of the visible spectrum shorter than 450 nm.
[L. viola]

violet,

n Latin name:
Viola odorata; parts used: leaves, flowers; uses: clears mucus from lungs, eczema, inflammation of the eye, insomnia, coughs, bronchial conditions; precautions: possible contact dermatitis. Also called
sweet violet.

violet 

One of the hues of the visible spectrum evoked by stimulation of the retina by wavelengths shorter than 450 nm and somewhat longer than 380 nm.

violet

the reddish blue color produced by the shortest rays of the visible spectrum.

crystal violet, gentian violet, methyl violet
see gentian violet.
References in classic literature ?
I will tell you," replied little Violet, the tears gathering in her soft eyes.
So, gathering a tiny mushroom for a parasol, she flew away; Daisy soon followed, and Violet was left alone.
The ant and bee learned generosity, the butterfly and bird contentment, the mole and worm confidence in the love of others; and each went to their home better for the little time they had been with Violet.
Forth sallied the two children, with a hop-skip-and-jump, that carried them at once into the very heart of a huge snow-drift, whence Violet emerged like a snow-bunting, while little Peony floundered out with his round face in full bloom.
At last, when they had frosted one another all over with handfuls of snow, Violet, after laughing heartily at little Peony's figure, was struck with a new idea.
And, to say the truth, if miracles are ever to be wrought, it will be by putting our hands to the work in precisely such a simple and undoubting frame of mind as that in which Violet and Peony now undertook to perform one, without so much as knowing that it was a miracle.
He strolled on; and Violet, having sniffed the air for a few more minutes with her tip-tilted nose, went indoors to attend to her work.
And, lastly, passing through the hall but an instant before, he had met Violet, carrying the coffee and the evening post to the study, and she had given him two long envelopes addressed in his own handwriting.
Mademoiselle Violet stood to him for the whole wonderful world of romance, into which he had peered dimly from behind the counter of an Islington emporium.
To think that, but for the coming of this wonderful Mademoiselle Violet, he might even now have been furnishing a small shop on the outskirts of Islington, with collars and ties and gloves designed to attract the youth of that populous neighborhood!
As she faced them, shy as a frightened fawn, poised upon one foot as if to fly the next instant, Dorothy was astonished to see tears flowing from her violet eyes and trickling down her lovely rose-hued cheeks.
Everywhere were bits of dancing red and green, violet and orange, gold and blue.