Definition of Purplish

1. Adjective. Of a color intermediate between red and blue.

Exact synonyms: Purple, Violet
Similar to: Chromatic
Derivative terms: Purple, Purpleness, Violet



Definition of Purplish

1. a. Somewhat purple.

Definition of Purplish

1. Adjective. Somewhat purple in colour/color. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purplish

1. somewhat purple [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purplish

purple willow
purple yam
purpled
purpleheart
purplehearts
purplely
purpleness
purpler
purples
purplest
purplewood
purplewoods
purplier
purpliest
purpling
purplish (current term)
purplish blue
purplish pink
purplish red
purplishly
purplishness
purply
purport
purported
purported(a)
purportedly
purporting
purportless
purports
purpose

Literary usage of Purplish

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... otherwise glabrous: peduncle glabrous: perianth spreading, star-shaped, purplish or reddish with an oblong-lanceolate black blotch without yellow border ..."

2. The British Noctuae and Their Varieties by James William Tutt (1892)
"The ground colour deep purplish-red or red- brown, with the basal area slightly slaty or glaucous as in the type, to the central transverse shade, ..."

3. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker, John Edward Gray (1861)
"Fore wings with a purplish n>sy straight very oblique band, which forms a very acute angle with the exterior border, the surface elsewhere mostly overspread ..."

4. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... of the involucre 20 to 30 distinct, subulate-acuminate ; accessory ones small and subulate : rays little surpassing the disk orange or turning purplish. ..."

5. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The leaves l ot several have a deep rose or purplish i tint, and are used for dyes. One of these i species is A. rosea, from which я purplish colour is ..."

6. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1904)
"There is a purplish terminal line composed of shallow lunules, ... Fringes pale at base, purplish outwardly, cut with paler at termination of veins, ..."

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