wood violet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wood violet common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies
    • n wood violet common European violet that grows in woods and hedgerows
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Usage

In literature:

Crows fly through their branches, and at the end of it is a wood full of violets.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Around the porch and down the walk were beds of yellow violets, pixie moss, and every tiny gold flower of the woods.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
One day in the middle of winter Helen wanted some wood-violets.
"Good Stories For Great Holidays" by Frances Jenkins Olcott
Once on a sunny hill in the woods grew a little colony of violets.
"Buttercup Gold and Other Stories" by Ellen Robena Field
Opening it, the Countess disclosed a glove-box of wood, with a design of rather shaky violets burnt into the cover.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Soon they ought to come to that little wood where violets were so plentiful in spring.
"Where Angels Fear to Tread" by E. M. Forster
To me it's the difference between a wood violet and a garden rose.
"The Doctor" by Ralph Connor
He must have spent over a thousand a year in keeping up that little place at St. John's Wood for Violet Vere.
"Thelma" by Marie Corelli
And they were softly beautiful as wood violets.
"God's Country--And the Woman" by James Oliver Curwood
Do you suppose there are any violets up in the woods?
"Ethel Morton's Enterprise" by Mabell S.C. Smith
Pomp is its very object; it would be absurd to have columns and pyramids blushing in some coy nook like violets in the woods of spring.
"The Defendant" by G.K. Chesterton
It is a mountain violet, but belonging rather to the mountain woods than meadows.
"Proserpina, Volume 2" by John Ruskin
One day in the middle of winter Helen wanted some wood-violets.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Well, the color of some very pale wood violets, such as I used to find hereabouts when I was a lad.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Great-spurred violet Pale violet Damp shady woods; Mass.
"Harper's Young People, June 8, 1880" by Various
The external covering is usually either mahogany, American walnut, or violet wood (a sort of cedar).
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
All the wood had been blue with violets, but now they were nearly gone.
"Very Short Stories and Verses For Children" by Mrs. W. K. Clifford
The white violets also grow in the woods.
"Harper's Round Table, June 25, 1895" by Various
They were fresh wood violets, cool and damp with dew.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
Lady Maud likes wood violets, Stemp.
"The Diva's Ruby" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

I used to run along with Love
By lanes the world forgets,
To find in an enchanted wood
The first frail violets.
"I Used To Wear A Gown Of Green" by Katherine Hale
"He waits you where the old beech throws
Its gnarly shadow over
Wood-violet and the bramble rose,
Frail maiden-fern and clover.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
In the hedge the buds are new,
By our wood the violets peer-
Just like last year’s violets too,
But they have no scent this year.
"Spring In War-Time" by Edith Nesbit
O girl of spring! O brown-eyed girl!
Gathering violets near the woods,
Whose coy young petals half unfurl
The mystery of their dulcet moods.
"First Bloom of Love" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
"There is not a spot in the quiet wood
But hath heard the sound of my feet,
And the violets come from their solitude
When my tears have made them sweet."
"The Two Sowers" by Alexander Anderson
Could you not come when woods are green?
Could you not come when lambs are seen?
When the primrose laughs from its childlike sleep,
And the violets hide and the bluebells peep?
"My Winter Rose" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Julie Fodor helps 2-year-old Violet put on her kitty-cat mask after a free workshop Sunday at the Davis Art Center led by Heidi Bekebrede and Dianna Craig of Voice of the Wood.
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