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)
said to have sprung from the blood of Ajax; but how the blood of the mad boaster could produce this modest flower is past understanding (Latin, viola; Greek, ) As when stern Ajax poured a purple flood, The violet rose, fair daughter of his blood Dr Young: The Instalment Chemical test paper is steeped in syrup of violets; used to detect acids and alkalis If an acid is present, it will change the violet paper into red, an alkali will turn the paper green Slips of white paper stained with the juice of violets (kept from the air) will serve the same purpose Litmus and turmeric are also used for similar purposes The paper should be unsized
Any one of numerous species of small violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycæna, or Rusticus, and allied genera
Master Saint Germain The Color of Mastery Used to cleanse, purify, and to transmute negative energies Color of success and freedom, mercy, protection, compassion, and ceremonial magic Violet can be used for good only, due to its high vibratory rate Archangel Zadkiel and Archiea Holy Amethyst
If you say that someone is no shrinking violet, you mean that they are not at all shy. When it comes to expressing himself he is no shrinking violet. Any of the approximately 500 species of herbaceous plants or low shrubs that make up the genus Viola, which includes the small, solid-coloured violets and the larger-flowered, often multicoloured violas and pansies. Many Viola species have two types of flowers: the showy spring flower is infertile; the less conspicuous summer flower is self-fertilizing. The best-known species of Viola have heart-shaped leaves. The popular florist's violets, consisting of several hybrids (many of them V. odorata), are usually called sweet violets. The family Violaceae, to which Viola belongs, has members worldwide; they are typically small trees and shrubs that grow as low vegetation beneath the taller trees of forests. The so-called African violet belongs to the gesneriad family. See also dogtooth violet. African violet dogtooth violet Price Mary Violet Leontyne Robinson Joan Violet Joan Violet Maurice Edith Anna Oenone Somerville and Violet Florence Martin
A device used for the application of low-current, high-voltage electricity to the body using an Oudin coil, originally claimed to have medical benefits and more recently used in sadomasochistic sex play
I've been told repeatedly that electricity above the waist is dangerous, but I've seen guys using violet wands on other guys' chests.
Any of various East African herbs of the genus Saintpaulia, having a basal leaf rosette and a showy cluster of violet or sometimes pink or white flowers. African violets are grown as indoor ornamentals. Any plant of the genus Saintpaulia, of the gesneriad family, especially S. ionantha. African violets are native to high elevations in tropical eastern Africa. They are small, hairy, usually stemless herbaceous plants with crowded, long-stalked leaves. The violet, white, or pink flowers bloom most of the year. They are popular houseplants, and hundreds of varieties have been developed, including half-sized miniatures
orig. Joan (Violet) Maurice born Oct. 31, 1903, Camberley, Surrey, Eng. died Aug. 5, 1983, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire British economist. A professor at the University of Cambridge (1931-71), she helped develop Keynesian theory, establishing her reputation in 1933 with The Economics of Imperfect Competition, in which she analyzed distribution and allocation, dealing particularly with the concept of exploitation (see monopolistic competition). In the 1940s she began to incorporate aspects of Marxism into her work. Her unorthodox views and sympathy with noncapitalist systems including China's, on which she wrote three books involved her in controversy throughout her career
v. orig. Joan (Violet) Maurice born Oct. 31, 1903, Camberley, Surrey, Eng. died Aug. 5, 1983, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire British economist. A professor at the University of Cambridge (1931-71), she helped develop Keynesian theory, establishing her reputation in 1933 with The Economics of Imperfect Competition, in which she analyzed distribution and allocation, dealing particularly with the concept of exploitation (see monopolistic competition). In the 1940s she began to incorporate aspects of Marxism into her work. Her unorthodox views and sympathy with noncapitalist systems including China's, on which she wrote three books involved her in controversy throughout her career
v. born Feb. 10, 1927, Laurel, Miss., U.S. U.S. soprano. She was trained at the Juilliard School. After her debut in a revival of Four Saints in Three Acts in 1952, she made her name in the international tour of Porgy and Bess (1953-55). She sang in Aïda at Milan's La Scala in 1960 and made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1961. Price was one of the Met's most popular stars for more than two decades and was the first African American singer to achieve an international reputation in opera. She gave her farewell performance of Aïda at the Met in 1985 but continued to give recitals
Any of several plants of the genus Erythronium, having leaves with reddish blotches and nodding, colorful, solitary, lilylike flowers on leafless stems. Also called adder's-tongue, trout lily. Any of the approximately 20 species of spring-blooming plants that make up the genus Erythronium, in the lily family, all native to North America except for the purple-or pink-flowered dogtooth violet of Europe (E. dens-canis). The nodding flowers, usually one to a plant or in small clusters, range in colour from white to purple. The two leaves, borne at the base of the plant, often are covered with white or brown spots. The common dogtooth violet of North America, E. americanum, has yellow flowers and brown-mottled leaves. Several species are grown as rock-garden ornamentals
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