Associations to the word «Purple»

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Wiktionary

PURPLE, noun. A colour/color that is a dark blend of red and blue; dark magenta.
PURPLE, noun. Cloth, or a garment, dyed a purple colour; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple robe or mantle worn by Ancient Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity.
PURPLE, noun. (by extension) Imperial power, because the colour purple was worn by emperors and kings.
PURPLE, noun. Any of various species of mollusks from which Tyrian purple dye was obtained, especially the common dog whelk.
PURPLE, noun. The purple haze cultivar of cannabis in the kush family, either pure or mixed with others, or by extension any variety of smoked marijuana.
PURPLE, noun. (medicine) purpura
PURPLE, noun. Earcockle, a disease of wheat.
PURPLE, noun. Any of the species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis).
PURPLE, noun. A cardinalate.
PURPLE, adjective. Having a colour/color that is a dark blend of red and blue.
PURPLE, adjective. (US politics) Not predominantly red or blue, but having a mixture of Democrat and Republican support, as in purple state, purple city.
PURPLE, adjective. (in Netherlands and Belgium) Mixed between social democrats and liberals.
PURPLE, adjective. Imperial; regal.
PURPLE, adjective. Blood-red; bloody.
PURPLE, adjective. (of language) Extravagantly ornate, like purple prose.
PURPLE, verb. (intransitive) To turn purple in colour.
PURPLE, proper noun. (rare) A surname​.
PURPLE CORAL, noun. A species of forest mushroom, Alloclavaria purpurea
PURPLE CORALS, noun. Plural of purple coral
PURPLE DRANK, noun. (slang) A recreational drug based on cough syrup, popular in the hip-hop community in the southern United States.
PURPLE DYE MUREX, noun. A species of medium-sized predatory sea snail, Haustellum brandaris, which secrets a substance that can be used to make a long-lasting purple dye- Tyrian purple.
PURPLE DYE MURICES, noun. Plural of purple dye murex
PURPLE EMPEROR, noun. A large, dark brown and white (female), or purple and white (male) butterfly, Apatura iris, of the family Nymphalidae.
PURPLE EMPERORS, noun. Plural of purple emperor
PURPLE EVERLASTING, noun. Gamochaeta purpurea
PURPLE GAS, noun. (Canadian Prairies) Gasoline priced with reduced taxes for farm use, identified by adding purple dye.
PURPLE HAIRSTREAK, noun. A small, brown (female) or purple (male) butterfly, Neozephyrus quercus, of the family Lycaenidae
PURPLE HAIRSTREAKS, noun. Plural of purple hairstreak
PURPLE HAZE, noun. One of numerous strains of cannabis known for their high THC content and recognizable by the color of their leaves, which vary from solid purple to flecked violet
PURPLE HEART, noun. The drug phenobarbitone when used for illicit purposes.
PURPLE HEART, noun. (chiefly US) (military) A US military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after 5 April 1917 with the U.S. military.
PURPLE HEARTS, noun. Plural of purple heart
PURPLE HEARTS, noun. Plural of Purple Heart
PURPLE HELMET, noun. Glans: the vascular body which forms the apex of the penis.
PURPLE HERON, noun. A wading bird, Ardea purpurea, having reddish-brown plumage and found throughout southern Europe and Asia.
PURPLE HERONS, noun. Plural of purple heron
PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE, noun. A semi-aquatic herbaceous plant, Lythrum salicaria, having long spikes of purple flowers, native to Eurasia, considered invasive in North America and New Zealand.
PURPLE LOOSESTRIFES, noun. Plural of purple loosestrife
PURPLE MARSHLOCKS, noun. Comarum palustre (syn. Potentilla palustris), a waterside shrub.
PURPLE MILKWEED, noun. Asclepias purpurascens, native to the central and midwestern United States.
PURPLE MILKWEED, noun. Asclepias cordifolia, native to the west coast of the United States, the heartleaf milkweed.
PURPLE NURPLE, noun. (slang) The act of taking a person's nipple between the thumb and forefinger and then twisting it around roughly.
PURPLE NURPLES, noun. Plural of purple nurple
PURPLE OF CASSIUS, noun. (historical) A pigment formed from gold and tin salts, used in glassmaking.
PURPLE PATCH, noun. A period of excellent performance, where nearly everything seems to go right, work properly, and contrasting with a more general lower level of performance.
PURPLE PATCH, noun. An ornate or elaborate section of a written work, a patch of purple prose
PURPLE PATCHES, noun. Plural of purple patch
PURPLE PROSE, noun. (idiomatic) Extravagant or flowery writing, especially in a literary work.
PURPLE SANDPIPER, noun. A type of sandpiper, Calidris maritima.
PURPLE SANDPIPERS, noun. Plural of purple sandpiper
PURPLE STATE, noun. (US) (idiomatic) Somewhat whimsical synonym for swing state. (In the modern United States) a state that may support the Democratic or Republican Party (purple states, states that vote for Democratic or Republican Party in general, being red states in some given elections and blue states in other given elections).
PURPLE SWAMPHEN, noun. A species of the Rallidae family, Porphyrio porphyrio.
PURPLE SWAMPHENS, noun. Plural of purple swamphen
PURPLE TRIANGLE, noun. (derogatory) (dated) a Jehovah's Witness
PURPLE TRIANGLE, noun. (historical) a Jehovah's Witness in Nazi Germany
PURPLE TRIANGLES, noun. Plural of purple triangle
PURPLE YAM, noun. A yam used in a variety of desserts, Dioscorea alata.
PURPLE YAMS, noun. Plural of purple yam

Dictionary definition

PURPLE, noun. A purple color or pigment.
PURPLE, noun. Of imperial status; "he was born to the purple".
PURPLE, verb. Become purple.
PURPLE, verb. Color purple.
PURPLE, adjective. Of a color intermediate between red and blue.
PURPLE, adjective. Excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature"; "many purple passages"; "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away".
PURPLE, adjective. Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head".

Wise words

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