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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 ?
cried Violet, "pray look out and see what a sweet playmate we have
Violet and Peony, of course, her own two darling children.
Nevertheless, airily as she was clad, the child seemed to feel not the slightest inconvenience from the cold, but danced so lightly over the snow that the tips of her toes left hardly a print in its surface; while Violet could but just keep pace with her, and Peony's short legs compelled him to lag behind.
Once, in the course of their play, the strange child placed herself between Violet and Peony, and taking a hand of each, skipped merrily forward, and they along with her.
Why, dearest mamma," answered Violet, laughing to think that her mother did not comprehend so very plain an affair, "this is our little snow-sister whom we have just been making
As was very natural, they avoided Violet and Peony.
answered Violet sadly, "do you not know that beneath the flowers' bright leaves there beats a little heart that loves and sorrows like our own?
Then out into the gardens went Violet with a heavy heart; for she had toiled so long, her strength was nearly gone.
And to the stern King his home seemed more desolate and sad; for he missed the warm light, the happy flowers, and, more than all, the gay voice and bright face of little Violet.
And little Violet was mourned as dead in Fairy-Land, and many tears were shed, for the gentle Fairy was beloved by all, from the Queen down to the humblest flower.
Then he told them that he came from the Frost-King, who begged the Queen and all her subjects to come and see the palace little Violet had built; for the veil of mist would soon be withdrawn, and as she could not make a fairer home than the ice-castle, the King wished her kindred near to comfort and to bear her home.
These and many other things he told them; for little Violet had won the love of many of the Frost-Spirits, and even when they killed the flowers she had toiled so hard to bring to life and beauty, she spoke gentle words to them, and sought to teach them how beautiful is love.