Definition of Parma violet in US English:

Parma violet


  • A sweet violet of a variety with a heavy scent and lavender-colored flowers which are often crystallized and used for food decoration.

    • ‘There was a point in the mid-90s when discussion about morality carried a whiff of Parma violets - unmistakably old-fashioned.’


Parma violet

/ˈpɑrmə ˈvaɪ(ə)lət/