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    water violet
    [ noun ]
    featherfoil of Europe and western Asia having submerged and floating leaves and violet flowers
    <noun.plant>


    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}).

    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}.

    2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum
    farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the
    spectrum.

    3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue
    in equal proportions; a bluish purple color. --Mollett.

    4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small
    violet-colored butterflies belonging to {Lyc[ae]na}, or
    {Rusticus}, and allied genera.

    {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
    leaves.


    Water violet \Wa"ter vi"o*let\ (Bot.)
    See under {Violet}.

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