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Tyrian purple

noun
1.
A red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically.
2.
A vivid purplish-red color.






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"Tyrian purple" Quotes from Famous Books



... much information about this colour; he enumerates the different sea-shores and coasts, Egyptian, Asiatic, and European, whence came the shell-fish (the murex and pelagia) that produced the so-called Tyrian purple dyes.[293] ...
— Needlework As Art • Marian Alford



Words linked to "Tyrian purple" :   dye, reddish purple, dyestuff, royal purple



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