Definition of Ianthine

1. Adjective. violet (coloured) ¹



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Definition of Ianthine

1. violet-coloured [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ianthine

iambical
iambically
iambick
iambics
iambist
iambists
iambize
iambized
iambizes
iambizing
iambs
iambus
iambuses
ianfu
ianthina
ianthine (current term)
ianthinite
iatraliptic
iatraliptics
iatrapistic
iatric
iatrical
iatro-
iatrochemical
iatrochemist
iatrochemistry
iatrochemists
iatroculture
iatroepidemic
iatroepidemics

Literary usage of Ianthine

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1. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1906)
"slightly contracted apex, lilac-lavender, having more red in their composition than in the violet rays of the ianthine group, paling somewhat and then ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"This violet has a name, too, distinct from the other wild kinds, being called "ion," " and from it the ianthine ' cloth takes its name. ..."

3. Friends' Intelligencer by Friends Intelligencer Association (1858)
"... ianthine or blue snail shells left at ligh-water mark by the tide. The dazzling whiteness of the shores obliges he natives to protect their eyes with ..."

4. The Aerial World: A Popular Account of the Phenomena and Life of the Atmosphere by Georg Hartwig (1875)
"Numerous marine animals of the tropical seas—the flying fish, the velella, the purple ianthine, the crosier nautilus—accompany it into regions which ..."

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