Purpre
Purpre \Pur"pre\, n. & a. Purple. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • POURPRE — Colorant sécrété par les pourpres, ou Murex , mollusques gastéropodes marins. Les propriétés du murex étaient connues depuis la moitié du POURPRE IIe millénaire à Ugarit, mais surtout à partir du Ier millénaire sur les côtes de Phénicie, où Tyr… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Basilarchia arthemis — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • French purple — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple — Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea), purple,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple of Cassius — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple of mollusca — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purples — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be born in the purple — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empourprer — [ ɑ̃purpre ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1552; de en et pourpre ♦ Colorer de pourpre, de rouge, par l effet de phénomènes naturels. ⇒ rougir. « le soleil allait se coucher et dorait, empourprait une multitude de petits nuages » (Fromentin).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • purple — noun 1》 a colour intermediate between red and blue. 2》 (also Tyrian purple) a crimson dye obtained from some molluscs, formerly used for fabric worn by an emperor or senior magistrate in ancient Rome or Byzantium.     ↘(the purple) (in ancient… …   English new terms dictionary

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