What is another word for viola?

Pronunciation: [va͡ɪˈə͡ʊlə] (IPA)

Viola, a flowering plant belonging to the genus Viola, is the official state flower of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island. Viola has many synonyms such as pansy, heartsease, love-in-idleness, and wild pansy. The word "pansy" comes from the French word "pensee," which means "thought." The name "heartsease" is believed to be derived from the old English word "hearts-ease," meaning "curing heartsickness." Love-in-idleness, a term used by Shakespeare, is believed to have been used to describe the plant's ability to cure love problems. The wild pansy is also known as "wild heartsease." Overall, these synonyms for viola display the beauty and symbolic significance of this delicate flowering plant.

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Usage examples for Viola

I have taken great pains with it, and, as viola said of her declaration, "'tis poetical!"
"Olivia in India"
O. Douglas
I see an inch of nose, a gray eye and a brown cheek under an avalanche of hat-must be viola Pax!
"The Salamander"
Owen Johnson
"I shall never get it right, I know, Tishy," said the viola.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan

Famous quotes with Viola

  • The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
    Victor Borge
  • I remember once, when I started writing for the alto saxophone, a saxophonist told me to think of it as being like a cross between an oboe and a viola, but louder.
    Gavin Bryars
  • The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs - Two different pairs - Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece.
    Elliott Carter
  • The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
    Victor Borge

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