adjective Date: 1562 somewhat purple

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  • Purplish — Pur plish, a. Somewhat purple. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purplish — UK [ˈpɜː(r)p(ə)lɪʃ] / US [ˈpɜrp(ə)lɪʃ] or purply UK [ˈpɜː(r)p(ə)lɪ] / US [ˈpɜrp(ə)lɪ] adjective similar to purple or slightly purple in colour …   English dictionary

  • purplish — [pʉrplē, pʉrpəl ēpʉr′plish, pʉr′pəl ish] adj. having a purple tinge; somewhat purple: also purply [pʉrplē, pʉrpəl ē] …   English World dictionary

  • purplish — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)pəlɪʃ[/t]] ADJ Purplish means slightly purple in colour. The large, purplish blue flowers appear in early June …   English dictionary

  • purplish — adjective slightly purple: purplish blue …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • purplish — purple ► NOUN 1) a colour intermediate between red and blue. 2) (also Tyrian purple) a crimson dye obtained from some molluscs, used for robes worn by an emperor or senior magistrate in ancient Rome or Byzantium. 3) (the purple) the scarlet… …   English terms dictionary

  • purplish — purplishness, n. /perr plish/, adj. of or having a somewhat purple hue. Also, purply. [1555 65; PURPLE + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • purplish — adjective Somewhat purple in colour/color …   Wiktionary

  • purplish — pur|plish [ˈpə:plıʃ US ˈpə:r ] adj slightly purple …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • purplish — pÉœrplɪʃ / pɜːp adj. bluish red, somewhat purple in color …   English contemporary dictionary

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