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 for violet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Violet \Vi"o*let\, n. [F. violette a violet (cf. violet
     violet-colored), dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin
     to Gr. ?. Cf. Iodine.]
     1. (Bot.) Any plant or flower of the genus Viola, of many
        species. The violets are generally low, herbaceous plants,
        and the flowers of many of the species are blue, while
        others are white or yellow, or of several colors, as the
        pansy ({Viola tricolor).
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     Note: The cultivated sweet violet is Viola odorata of
           Europe. The common blue violet of the eastern United
           States is Viola cucullata; the sand, or bird-foot,
           violet is Viola pedata.
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     2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum
        farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the
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     3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue
        in equal proportions; a bluish purple color. --Mollett.
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     4. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small
        violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or
        Rusticus, and allied genera.
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     Corn violet. See under Corn.
     Dame's violet. (Bot.) See Damewort.
     Dogtooth violet. (Bot.) See under Dogtooth.
     Water violet (Bot.), an aquatic European herb ({Hottonia
        palustris) with pale purplish flowers and pinnatifid
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Violet \Vi"o*let\, a. [Cf. F. violet. See Violet, n.]
     Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color
     produced by red and blue combined.
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     Violet shell (Zool.), any species of Ianthina; -- called
        also violet snail. See Ianthina.
     Violet wood, a name given to several kinds of hard purplish
        or reddish woods, as king wood, myall wood, and the wood
        of the Andira violacea, a tree of Guiana.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of a color intermediate between red and blue [syn:
             purple, violet, purplish]
      n 1: any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers
      2: a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum [syn:
         violet, reddish blue]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "violet":
     amethystine, lavender, lilac, livid, magenta, mauve, mulberry,
     orchid, pansy-purple, plum-colored, plum-purple, purple,
     purplescent, purplish, purply, purpurate, purpure, purpureal,
     purpurean, purpureous, raisin-colored, violaceous

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Violet, LA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    8555
     Housing Units (2000): 2918
     Land area (2000):     4.057589 sq. miles (10.509108 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.483687 sq. miles (1.252743 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.541276 sq. miles (11.761851 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            78855
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             29.901244 N, 89.896860 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     70092
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Violet, LA

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