Definition of Damask violet
1. Noun. Long cultivated herb having flowers whose scent is more pronounced in the evening; naturalized throughout Europe to Siberia and into North America.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Genus Hesperis, Hesperis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Damask Violet
Literary usage of Damask violet
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"damask violet. Fig. 1826. Lvs. ovate- lanceolate, 2-3 in. long, toothed: pods 2-4 in. long, straight, much contracted between the seeds. Eu., N. Asia. ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Common in northern woods. D. 85. In Fig. 673, a shows the perfect flower; Ь, с, akènes of the cleistogamous fls. DAMASK ROSE. Rosa Damascena. damask violet. ..."
3. American Gardener's Calendar: Adapted to the Climates and Seasons of the by Bernard M'Mahon (1806)
"... Ambrette Spanish Bon-chretien Easter Bergamot Cape May Winter Prunus domestica Jaune-native Early Damask Small Black Damask damask violet, of Tours, ..."