A plant of the genus Viola (V. tricolor) and its blossom, originally purple and yellow. Cultivated varieties have very large flowers of a great diversity of colors. Called also heart's-ease, love-in-idleness, and many other quaint names.
- Any of various plants of the genera Achimenes or Viola, especially V. tricolor or its hybrids, having flowers with velvety petals of various colors.
- A deep to strong violet.
- Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a man or boy who is considered effeminate.
- Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.