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Dictionary definition for: Purple

1. (n) a chromatic color between red and blue

2. (v) become purple

3. (s) of a color midway between red and blue

4. (n) of imperial status; "he was born to the purple"

5. (v) color purple

6. (s) excessively elaborate or showily expressed; "a writer of empurpled literature" "many purple passages" "speech embellished with classical quotations" "an over-embellished story of the fish that got away"

7. (s) belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of imperial splendor" "purple tyrant" "regal attire" "treated with royal acclaim" "the royal carriage of a stag''s head"

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