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Related to violet: mauve, gentian violet

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 ?
Every fairy wand glistened in the air, as with silvery voices they cried, "Love and little Violet.
Then down from the throne, hand in hand, came the Queen and Violet, and till the moon sank did the Fairies toil, to weave a wreath of the fairest flowers.
Thus went Violet through the clear air, and the earth looked smiling up to her, as, with the bright wreath folded in her arms, she flew among the soft, white clouds.
With a beating heart Violet folded her fading wreath more closely to her breast, and with weary wings flew onward to the dreary palace.
His stern face could not stay little Violet, and on through the long hall she went, heedless of the snow that gathered on her feet, and the bleak wind that blew around her; while the King with wondering eyes looked on the golden light that played upon the dark walls as she passed.
Violet assumed the chief direction, and told Peony what to do, while, with her own delicate fingers, she shaped out all the nicer parts of the snow-figure.
But still, as the needle travelled hither and thither through the seams of the dress, the mother made her toil light and happy by listening to the airy voices of Violet and Peony.
cried Violet to her brother, who had gone to another part of the garden, "bring me some of that fresh snow, Peony, from the very farthest corner, where we have not been trampling.
Yes," said Violet, thoughtfully and quietly; "our snow-sister does look very lovely.
Violet and Peony would not be aware of their immortal playmates,--only they would see that the image grew very beautiful while they worked at it, and would think that they themselves had done it all.
The section of it which still worked in the present was just large enough to enable him to understand that he felt kindly, and even almost grateful, to Violet.
Violet, absolutely unmoved, supplied James with coffee, and bustled out of the room.