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Definition of violet
- 1a herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue, or white five-petalled flowers, one petal of which forms a landing pad for pollinating insects.
- Genus Viola, family Violaceae (the violet family): many species, including the dog violet and sweet violet. See also viola2
Middle English: from Old French violette, diminutive of viole, from Latin viola 'violet'