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purple US English

A color intermediate between red and blue

trillium US English

A plant with a solitary three-petaled flower above a whorl of three leaves, native to North American and Asia

purple drank US English

An intoxicating beverage made by adding cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine to a carbonated soft drink, consumed as a recreational drug

purple heart US English

(In the US) a military decoration for those wounded or killed in action, established in 1782 and re-established in 1932

purple martin US English

A martin with purplish-blue plumage. It is the largest North American swallow, and the male is the only swallow with uniform dark plumage on its belly

purple patch US English

A run of success or good luck

purple prose US English

Prose that is too elaborate or ornate

purple state US English

A US state where the Democratic and Republican parties have similar levels of support among voters

royal purple US English

A rich deep shade of purple

visual purple US English

Another term for rhodopsin.

purple emperor US English

A large European woodland butterfly that has iridescent purplish-black wings with white markings

purple passage US English

An elaborate or excessively ornate passage in a literary composition

purple gallinule US English

another term for gallinule.

red-spotted purple US English

A North American butterfly that is a form of the white admiral, formerly considered a separate species. Its dark blue wings with red-orange bars and spots mimic the unpalatable pipevine swallowtail

purple-leaf plum US English

A shrub or small tree with white flowers and small red and yellow edible fruit. Native to southwestern Asia, it is used as stock for commercial varieties of plum

born in the purple US English

Born into a reigning family or privileged class

laver US English

An edible seaweed with thin sheetlike fronds of a reddish-purple and green color that becomes black when dry. Laver typically grows on exposed shores, but in Japan it is cultivated in estuaries

purple laver in laver1 US English

An edible seaweed with thin sheetlike fronds of a reddish-purple and green color that becomes black when dry. Laver typically grows on exposed shores, but in Japan it is cultivated in estuaries

the purple in purple US English

(In ancient Rome or Byzantium) clothing made from fabric dyed with Tyrian purple

Purple Heart in purple heart US English

(In the US) a military decoration for those wounded or killed in action, established in 1782 and re-established in 1932

cochoa US English

An Asian thrush of evergreen forests, typically with predominantly purplish or green plumage and a pale blue crown

Tyrian purple in purple US English

A crimson dye obtained from some mollusks, formerly used for fabric worn by an emperor or senior magistrate in ancient Rome or Byzantium

swamphen US English

A marshbird of the rail family, with a purplish-blue head and breast and a large red bill, found throughout the Old World

purple swamphen in swamphen US English

A marshbird of the rail family, with a purplish-blue head and breast and a large red bill, found throughout the Old World

born in the purple in purple US English

Born into a reigning family or privileged class

loosestrife US English

Any of various tall plants that bear upright spikes of flowers

purple vetch in vetch US English

A widely distributed scrambling herbaceous plant of the pea family that is cultivated as a silage or fodder crop

moor grass US English

Either of two coarse upland grasses found in Eurasia:

purple boneset in boneset US English

A North American plant of the daisy family that bears clusters of small flowers and is used in herbal medicine

purple gallinule in gallinule US English

A marsh bird of the rail family, with mainly black, purplish-blue, or dark green plumage, and a red bill

purple martin in martin US English

A swift-flying, insectivorous songbird of the swallow family, typically having a less strongly forked tail than a swallow

purple nutsedge in nutsedge US English

An invasive sedge with small edible nutlike tubers

purple chokeberry in chokeberry US English

A North American shrub of the rose family, with white flowers and red autumn foliage, cultivated as an ornamental

purple coneflower in coneflower US English

A North American plant of the daisy family that has flowers with conelike disks that appear to consist of soft spines

purple loosestrife in loosestrife US English

Any of various tall plants that bear upright spikes of flowers

gallinule US English

A marsh bird of the rail family, with mainly black, purplish-blue, or dark green plumage, and a red bill

born in or to the purple in purple US English

Born into a reigning family or privileged class

Atlantic purple sea urchin in sea urchin US English

A marine echinoderm that has a spherical or flattened shell covered in mobile spines, with a mouth on the underside and calcareous jaws. Many species are harvested for food