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pur·ple

purple

 
pronunciation:
puhr pl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: the color that comes from mixing red and blue paint.
 
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having the color purple.
derivation: purplish (adj.)
Word History
Purple comes from porphura, an ancient Greek name for a shellfish from which purple dye is made.
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