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Viola sylvatica


a common European violet that grows in woods and hedgerows


plant noun (plants and fungi)


Viola sylvatica*
(* Viola sylvatica may be used in a singular or plural context)

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Princeton WordNet


Viola reichenbachiana [species] | early dog violet | hedge violet | slender wood violet | wood violet | V. reichenbachiana [abbreviation, species, unconfirmed] | V. sylvatica [abbreviation, nonstandard, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Viola reichenbachiana [species] | Early Dog-violet

a violet. This species hybridises with Common Dog-violet to produce Viola × bavarica. Partridge, James Viola × bavarica: the punctual Dog-violet BSBI News 106:8-9 (24 of 103 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Viola reichenbachiana

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Viola [plant genus]

genus of about 500 species of herbs or low shrubs, including the small, solid-coloured violets and the larger-flowered, often multicoloured violas and ... (22 of 329 words, 4 images)


Viola [fictional character]

a shipwrecked young woman, later disguised as the young man Cesario, in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Viola-Cesario stands at the centre of the play as ... (24 of 54 words, 2 images)


Random House Dictionary:

viola | Viola

a four-stringed musical instrument of the violin family, slightly larger than the violin; a tenor or alto violin. | a labial organ stop of eight-foot ... (24 of 87 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)




A taxonomic genus within the family Violaceae -- the violets. | A female given name, from Latin violet (16 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)




any of a genus (Viola of the family Violaceae, the violet family) of ... | any of a group of colors of reddish-blue hue, low lightness, and medium ... (27 of 118 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)


Collins Dictionary:

violet | shrinking violet [sense-specific] | violet-like [adjective, derived]

any of various temperate perennial herbaceous plants of the violaceous ... | any other plant of the genus "Viola", such as the wild pansy | any of ... (25 of 520 words, 8 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

violet | Johnny-jump-up | pansy

common name for some members of the Violaceae, a family of chiefly perennial herbs (and sometimes shrubs, small trees, or climbers) found on all ... (24 of 257 words)


Oxford Dictionary:


a herbaceous plant of temperate regions, typically having purple, blue, or ... | See also "viola" [entry 2] | used in names of similar-flowered plants ... (23 of 132 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

violet | Violet | Vi [diminutive, sense-specific] | Viola [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of plants of the violet family, having white, blue, purple, ... | any of various similar plants, as the African violet, or their ... (26 of 110 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)


American Heritage Dictionary:


Any of various low-growing herbs of the genus "Viola", having ... | Any of several similar plants, such as the African violet. | The hue of the ... (25 of 90 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

violet | violets [plural]

[countable] a small plant with dark purple flowers and a sweet smell ; the flower of a violet | [uncountable] a blue-purple colour (22 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


violet [adjective]

blue-purple in colour (3 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/violet 8

Cambridge Dictionary:

violet [entry 1]

having a bluish purple colour (5 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/violet 1

violet [entry 2]

a small plant with pleasant-smelling purple, blue or white flowers (10 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/violet 2

violet [entry 3]

a bluish purple colour (4 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/violet 3

Encarta Dictionary:

viola [entry 2] | violas [plural] | Viola [genus]

a plant related to violets and pansies, especially one with small, white, yellow, or purple flowers. Genus Viola. (18 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734213​/definition​.html  [offline]

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