Definitions

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  • adj. Tending towards a violet colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to a violet color; violascent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to a violet color.

Etymologies

Latin viola a violet. See -escent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The portrait was vile, a dirty grey colour with large violescent patches.

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  • The yellow sunflashes, in falling from the house fronts, sharply outlined the violescent shadows.

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  • They remind you that before there was fashion, there was texture, pattern, color, and shape … as seen, for example, in the robber crab or the reticulated python or the violescent sea whip or the eagle stones to be found in Albertus Seba’s Cabinet of Natural Curiosities.

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