from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. violet colored.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling violets in color; bluish purple.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants, of which the violet is the type. It contains about twenty genera and two hundred and fifty species.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of a violet color: purple or purplish; blue with a tinge of red.
- Of, resembling, or pertaining to the Violarieæ (Violaceæ).
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My favorites were the toco toucan, motmot, currasows, Yucatan jay, cinnamon-colored cuckoo, and pileated woodpecker and violaceous trogon (a relative of the resplendent quetzal).
The work includes a life like copy of the official Chinon Parchment, violaceous stains and all.
And his violaceous lips gave forth a breath more nauseous than the exhalation from a corpse.
+Gills+ adnate, 2 to 3 lines broad, somewhat distant, slightly serrulated, of a peculiar ashy violaceous color, at length slightly cinnamon from the spores.
Weals, pustules, carbuncles, parotides, violaceous tumours, black swellings, are all respectable words, which have their true and legitimate signification: but I say that they dont affect the question at all.
The administration of the salicylate of soda modified in degree this violaceous odor.
Usually the disease begins as one or several rounded, circumscribed, pin-head - to pea-sized lesions; slightly scaly, somewhat elevated, and of a pinkish, reddish or violaceous color.
In some instances it does, but the irregular and angular outline, the slightly-umbilicated, flattened, smooth or scaly summits, and the dull-red or violaceous color, the history and course, of lichen planus, will serve to differentiate.
It is usually superficial, has thin, red, undermined edges of a violaceous color, and an irregular base with granulations covered scantily with pus.
As a rule, not, as the features of the disease -- the sharply circumscribed outline, the reddish or violaceous color, the elevated border, the tendency to central depression and atrophy, the plugged up or patulous sebaceous ducts, the adherent grayish or yellowish scales, together with the region attacked (usually the nose and cheeks) -- are characteristic.