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 for Water violet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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).
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     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.
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     2. The color of a violet, or that part of the spectrum
        farthest from red. It is the most refrangible part of the
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     3. In art, a color produced by a combination of red and blue
        in equal proportions; a bluish purple color. --Mollett.
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     4. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small
        violet-colored butterflies belonging to Lycaena, or
        Rusticus, and allied genera.
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     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
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water violet \Wa"ter vi"o*let\ (Bot.)
     See under Violet.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  water violet
      n 1: featherfoil of Europe and western Asia having submerged and
           floating leaves and violet flowers [syn: water violet,
           Hottonia palustris]

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