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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]
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 

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.
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