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Andira violacea Explained

Andira violacea at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Violet \Vi"o*let\, a. [Cf. F. violet. See {Violet}, n.]
Dark blue, inclining to red; bluish purple; having a color
produced by red and blue combined.

{Violet shell} (Zo["o]l.), any species of Ianthina; -- called
also {violet snail}. See {Ianthina}.

{Violet wood}, a name given to several kinds of hard purplish
or reddish woods, as king wood, myall wood, and the wood
of the {Andira violacea}, a tree of Guiana.