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purple amaranth
purple anise
purple apricot
purple avens
purple bacteria
purple beech
purple boneset
purple chinese houses
purple clematis
purple clover
purple coneflower
Purple copper ore
purple cress
purple emperor
purple finch
purple fringeless orchid
purple fringeless orchis
purple gage
purple gallinule
purple grackle
purple granadillo

Purple bird definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Purple Pur"ple, a. 1. Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe. 2. Imperial; regal; -- so called from the color having been an emblem of imperial authority. Hide in the dust thy purple pride. --Shelley. 3. Blood-red; bloody. May such purple tears be alway shed. --Shak. I view a field of blood, And Tiber rolling with a purple blood. --Dryden. Purple bird (Zo["o]l.), the European purple gallinule. See under Gallinule. Purple copper ore. (Min.) See Bornite. Purple grackle (Zo["o]l.), the crow blackbird. See under Crow. Purple martin. See under Martin. Purple sandpiper. See under Sandpiper. Purple shell. See Ianthina.


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