Purloo Purple-black

Purple

Meanings and phrases

purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of a color intermediate between red and blue; violet; purplish
  2. excessively elaborate or showily expressed; empurpled; over-embellished
  3. belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; imperial; majestic; regal; royal

purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a purple color or pigment; purpleness
  2. of imperial status

purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become purple
  2. color purple; empurple; purpurate

Order of the Purple Heart

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action; Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action; Order of the Purple Heart

Texas purple spike

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. orchid with slender nearly leafless reddish-brown stems with loose racemes of reddish-brown flowers; of open brushy woods of southeastern Arizona and central Texas; Hexalectris warnockii

Tyrian purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically
  2. a vivid purplish-red color

banded purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band; white admiral; Limenitis arthemis

early purple orchid

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike; male orchis; Orchis mascula

late purple aster

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a variety of aster

purple amaranth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal; prince's-feather; gentleman's-cane; prince's-plume; red amaranth; Amaranthus cruentus; Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus; Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys

purple anise

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small shrubby tree with purple flowers; found in wet soils of southeastern United States; Illicium floridanum

purple apricot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small hybrid apricot of Asia and Asia Minor having purplish twigs and white flowers following by inferior purple fruit; black apricot; Prunus dasycarpa

purple avens

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits; prairie smoke; Geum triflorum
  2. erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals; water avens; Indian chocolate; chocolate root; Geum rivale

purple bacteria

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. free-living Gram-negative pink to purplish-brown bacteria containing bacteriochlorophyll

purple beech

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. variety of European beech with shining purple or copper-colored leaves; copper beech; Fagus sylvatica atropunicea; Fagus purpurea; Fagus sylvatica purpurea

purple boneset

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple; Joe-Pye weed; trumpet weed; marsh milkweed; Eupatorium purpureum

purple chinese houses

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. white and lavender to pale-blue flowers grow in perfect rings of widely spaced bands around the stems forming a kind of pagoda; California; innocense; Collinsia bicolor; Collinsia heterophylla

purple clematis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. climber of northeastern North America having waxy purplish-blue flowers; purple virgin's bower; mountain clematis; Clematis verticillaris

purple clover

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect to decumbent short-lived perennial having red-purple to pink flowers; the most commonly grown forage clover; red clover; Trifolium pratense

purple cress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small perennial herb of cooler regions of North America with racemose purple flowers; Cardamine douglasii

purple emperor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large European butterfly the male of which has wings shaded with purple; Apatura iris

purple finch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rump; Carpodacus purpureus

purple fringeless orchid

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. orchid of northeastern and alpine eastern North America closely related to the purple fringed orchids but having rosy-purple or violet flowers with denticulate leaf divisions; purple fringeless orchis; Habenaria peramoena

purple fringeless orchis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. orchid of northeastern and alpine eastern North America closely related to the purple fringed orchids but having rosy-purple or violet flowers with denticulate leaf divisions; purple fringeless orchid; Habenaria peramoena

purple gallinule

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. gallinules with showy purplish plumage

purple grackle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. eastern United States grackle; Quiscalus quiscula

purple granadillo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Brazilian passionflower cultivated for its deep purple fruit; granadilla; Passiflora edulis

purple ground cherry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits; cape gooseberry; Physalis peruviana
  2. Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes; tomatillo; miltomate; jamberry; Physalis philadelphica

purple heart

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative; sodium thiopental; phenobarbital; phenobarbitone; Luminal

purple heather

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. semi-prostrate evergreen herb of western United States; Brewer's mountain heather; Phyllodoce breweri

purple loco

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tufted locoweed of southwestern United States having purple or pink to white flowers; purple locoweed; Oxytropis lambertii

purple locoweed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tufted locoweed of southwestern United States having purple or pink to white flowers; purple loco; Oxytropis lambertii

purple loosestrife

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States; spiked loosestrife; Lythrum salicaria

purple martin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large North American martin of which the male is blue-black; Progne subis

purple milk vetch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial of southern and western Europe having dense racemes of purple or violet flowers; Astragalus danicus

purple mullein

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian mullein with showy purple or pink flowers; Verbascum phoeniceum

purple nightshade

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America; trompillo; white horse nettle; prairie berry; silverleaf nightshade; silver-leaved nightshade; silver-leaved nettle; Solanum elaeagnifolium

purple onion

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. flat mild onion having purplish tunics; used as garnish on hamburgers and salads; red onion

purple orchis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with white; sepals and petals form a hood; showy orchis; purple-hooded orchis; Orchis spectabilis

purple osier

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin; purple willow; red willow; red osier; basket willow; Salix purpurea

purple passage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a passage full of ornate and flowery language

purple pea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several attractive evergreen shrubs of Australia grown for their glossy deep green foliage and flowers in rich blues and intense violets; hovea

purple poppy mallow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. hairy perennial of central United States having round deeply lobed leaves and loose panicles of large crimson-purple or cherry-red flowers; Callirhoe involucrata

purple rock brake

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. very short shallowly creeping North American fern usually growing on cliffs or walls and having dark glossy leaf axes; Pellaea atropurpurea

purple sage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. silvery-leaved California herb with purple flowers; chaparral sage; Salvia leucophylla

purple sanicle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow or red or purple flowers; Sanicula bipinnatifida

purple saxifrage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowers; rocky areas of Europe and Asia and western North America; Saxifraga oppositifolia

purple silkweed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial of eastern North America having pink-purple flowers; Asclepias purpurascens

purple strawberry guava

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small tropical shrubby tree bearing deep red oval fruit; cattley guava; Psidium cattleianum; Psidium littorale longipes

purple trillium

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth; red trillium; birthroot; Trillium erectum

purple velvet plant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs; velvet plant; royal velvet plant; Gynura aurantiaca

purple virgin 's bower

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. climber of northeastern North America having waxy purplish-blue flowers; purple clematis; mountain clematis; Clematis verticillaris

purple willow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin; red willow; red osier; basket willow; purple osier; Salix purpurea

red-spotted purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. similar to the banded purple but with red spots on underwing surfaces; Limenitis astyanax

reddish purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a shade of purple tinged with red; royal purple

retinal purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light; visual purple; rhodopsin

royal purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a shade of purple tinged with red; reddish purple

visual purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light; rhodopsin; retinal purple

dark purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The single flower is dark purple, long and wide.
  • Fruit are oval and dark purple when ripe.
  • The skin is dark purple in colour marked with "eye patches".

purple flowers

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The plants have angled stems and purple flowers.
  • Its pink to purple flowers are seen in August.
  • The inflorescence is a cluster of reddish purple flowers.

deep purple

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Two vocal sacs present and deep purple in coloration.
  • Kisses Dark Chocolates come in a deep purple wrapper.
  • The general flower colour is deep purple.

purple and white

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The club colours are green, purple and white.
  • In 2012, they changed the colours of the crest to purple and white.
  • Flower petals vary in colour, including pink, blue, yellow, purple and white.

purple and gold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The schools' colors are purple and gold.
  • The school's colors are purple and gold, and its mascot is the tiger.
  • The school colors are purple and gold and the mascot is the Ranger Man.
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