In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In most languages, violet is called blue: ‘roses are red, violets are blue’.
- A violet is blue because its molecular texture enables it to quench the green, yellow, and red constituents of white light, and to allow the blue free transmission.
- Plant mitsuba with other herbs of similar culture such as sweet cicely, chervil, bee balm, lamium, lungwort, violets, and woodland strawberries.
- The play ends with the beautiful songs of the cuckoo and the owl, ‘When daisies pied and violets blue’ and ‘When icicles hang by the wall’.
- Sometimes we were led off on long walks over the hills by eager adults who pointed out to us the bog violets and flashes of white heather among the purple.
- It was light blue with small violets and ivy embroidered on the bodice.
- She was gorgeously dressed in a pale blue sleeveless gown with violets in her hair.
- Spring flowers - celandines, primroses, violets, wood anemones - were followed by pyramid and early purple orchids, wild thyme and rockrose.
- Two young women clad in the red robes of Rennon's priestesses carried forth armfuls of flowers, violets and daisies mostly, and cast them into the fire.
- Edible flowers, such as nasturtiums, pansies, violets, and calendulas, are also good.
- Purple hyacinths and blue violets arranged together, the colors working together nicely.
- Wildflowers: fire pink, several kinds of blue violets, pink and yellow lady's slippers, goldenrod, blue-stem goldenrod, blue asters, and bedstraws.
- The very first thing my best friends did was buy me a bouquet of white roses and violets, my favorite combination, from the florist shop near the mall entrance.
- Gather early summer flowers like violets, yarrow and red clover to dry for teas and for tincturing.
- Nadia picked out violets, lilies and blue tulips at the florist, telling her father to meet her there.
- There were pools that dreamed black and unruffled, there were a few white lilies, crocuses and violets; purple or pale, snake-like frittilaries.
- He gave her a slim gold band that once belonged to his mother, and she gave him violets, her favorite flower.
- Colourful wild flowers sprung up by the roadside, purple violets and white daisies dotted among the grass.
- Gain inspiration from the poems you remember from childhood, like ‘roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you!’
- Last but not least, it was in 1971 when New Jersey finally adopted the purple violet, Viola sororia, as their official state flower.
- Jason's face turned an awesome shade of violet, almost like the large earrings I had chosen to wear today, and he emitted a low, pained groan.
- The flowers appear in shades of blue, purple, violet and white.
- In the rainbow, raindrops do the sifting systematically; each band is part of a progression through the visible spectrum, from red to violet.
- Cardinals will dress in violet, as a sign of mourning, rather than their habitual red, until the Pope's burial.
- These wavelengths correspond to colors in the visible spectrum ranging from violet to blue to green to yellow to orange, and then red.
- Tiny beads were colored in the most vibrant hues of violet and the entire light show was mesmerizing.
- He was dressed in the finest of silks, violet in colour, with a dark cape billowing over his shoulders.
- They sway slightly with the breeze and range in hue from cinnamon to dusty violet.
- Roses may be red, but violets are indeed violet.
- Rubidium and cesium flames are reddish violet or magenta.
- Described as ‘feisty’ and partial to a feast of rotting vegetables, baby Great Land Crabs are often tan in colour, turning a deep shade of violet as they mature.
- While copper beech has a reddish tinge, the leaves of Riversii have a rich depth of colour best described as bitter chocolate tinged with deep violet.
- Celadon green and light violet are gorgeous together, says Delaney.
- When sunset came 40 minutes into the flight - the first of four for me that day - it shone with all the colours of the spectrum, from red and orange to indigo and violet.
- He was splendidly dressed in the royal scarlet and bluish violet.
- The rocks are characterized by a marked foliation and a colour varying from green-grey to violet.
- Now, it was not a bluish sort of violet, but pure, clear purple.
- What works well here is this elegant but often overlooked cru from Beaujolais, strikingly violet in colour with a deep rich nose and a meaty wash of intense cherry and plum skin.
- Choosing a darker hue, such as violet, I began by drawing three squares.
- Except for one large canvas dependent on scrabbled zones of shockingly clear violet, most of the paintings are a little murky.
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