Definition of Purpy
1. purslane [n PURPIES] - See also: purslane
Lexicographical Neighbors of Purpy
Literary usage of Purpy
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott (1827)
"... cabbages, leeks, and water purpy. As I have some idea that I am writing too well to be understood, I humble myself to ordinary language, and aver, ..."
2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1886)
"PURCHASE, ». (1) Booty. (2) Leverage ; a fulcrum. purpy, (I) adj. Surly; proud. £09/. (2) ». A thickset fellow. North. ..."
3. Schliemann's Excavations: An Archaeological and Historical Study by Karl Schuchardt (1891)
"It is obvious that the big wooden buttresses of the walls could not fully serve their purpy.se unless they were connected at the top by horizontal beams ..."