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Tyrannus vociferans
Tyranny
Tyrant
tyrant bird
tyrant flycatcher
Tyrant shrike
Tyre
TYRE, LADDER OF
Tyree, Mount
Tyrian
Tyrian dye
tyro
tyrocidin
tyrocidine
Tyrociny
Tyrogluphus sacchari
Tyroglyphus sacchari
Tyrol
Tyrolean
Tyrolean Alps
Tyrolese
Tyrolian
Tyrolite
Tyrone

Tyrian purple definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically
2: a vivid purplish-red color

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Tyre, maritime city of ancient Phoenicia Date: circa 1586 a crimson or purple dye that is related to indigo, was obtained by the ancient Greeks and Romans from gastropod mollusks, and is now made synthetically

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tyrian Tyr"i*an, a. [L. Tyrius, from Tyrus Tyre, Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to Tyre or its people. 2. Being of the color called Tyrian purple. The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye. --Pope. Tyrian purple, or Tyrian dye, a celebrated purple dye prepared in ancient Tyre from several mollusks, especially Ianthina, Murex, and Purpura. See the Note under Purple, n., 1, and Purple of mollusca, under Purple, n.



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