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Purple vs. Mauve

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Purplenoun

A colour/color that is a dark blend of red and blue; dark magenta.

Mauvenoun

(historical) A bright purple synthetic dye.

Purplenoun

Cloth, or a garment, dyed a purple colour; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple robe or mantle worn by Ancient Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity.

‘to put on the imperial purple’;

Mauvenoun

The colour of this dye; a pale purple or violet colour.

Purplenoun

(by extension) Imperial power, because the colour purple was worn by emperors and kings.

Mauveadjective

Having a pale purple colour.

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Purplenoun

Any of various species of mollusks from which Tyrian purple dye was obtained, especially the common dog whelk.

Mauvenoun

A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.

Purplenoun

The purple haze cultivar of cannabis in the kush family, either pure or mixed with others, or by extension any variety of smoked marijuana.

Mauvenoun

a moderate purple

Purplenoun

(medicine) Purpura.

Mauveadjective

of a pale to moderate grayish violet color

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Purplenoun

Earcockle, a disease of wheat.

Mauveadjective

of a pale purple colour

‘blossoms with mauve and white petals’;

Purplenoun

Any of the species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis).

‘the banded purple’;

Mauvenoun

a pale purple colour

‘a few pale streaks of mauve were all that remained of the sunset’; ‘glowing with soft pastel mauves and pinks’;

Purplenoun

A cardinalate.

Mauvenoun

a pale purple aniline dye prepared by William H. Perkin in 1856. It was the first synthetic dyestuff.

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Purpleadjective

Having a colour/color that is a dark blend of red and blue.

Mauve

Mauve ( (listen), mohv; (listen), mawv) is a pale purple color named after the mallow flower (French: mauve). The first use of the word mauve as a color was in 1796–98 according to the Oxford English Dictionary, but its use seems to have been rare before 1859.

Purpleadjective

Not predominantly red or blue, but having a mixture of Democrat and Republican support, as in purple state, purple city.

Purpleadjective

(in Netherlands and Belgium) Mixed between social democrats and liberals.

Purpleadjective

Imperial; regal.

Purpleadjective

Blood-red; bloody.

Purpleadjective

(of language) Extravagantly ornate, like purple prose.

Purpleverb

(intransitive) To turn purple in colour.

Purpleverb

(transitive) To dye purple.

Purpleverb

(transitive) To clothe in purple.

Purplenoun

A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a combination of the primary colors red and blue.

‘Arraying with reflected purple and goldThe clouds that on his western throne attend.’;

Purplenoun

Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to put on the imperial purple.

‘Thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and purple, and scarlet.’;

Purplenoun

Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station; great wealth.

Purplenoun

A cardinalate. See Cardinal.

Purplenoun

Any species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis) as, the banded purple (Basilarchia arthemis). See Illust. under Ursula.

Purplenoun

Any shell of the genus Purpura.

Purplenoun

See Purpura.

Purplenoun

A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle.

Purpleadjective

Exhibiting or possessing the color called purple, much esteemed for its richness and beauty; of a deep red, or red and blue color; as, a purple robe.

Purpleadjective

Imperial; regal; - so called from the color having been an emblem of imperial authority.

‘Hide in the dust thy purple pride.’;

Purpleadjective

Blood-red; bloody.

‘May such purple tears be alway shed.’; ‘I view a field of blood,And Tiber rolling with a purple blood.’;

Purpleverb

To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with blood.

‘When mornPurples the east.’; ‘Reclining soft in blissful bowers,Purpled sweet with springing flowers.’;

Purplenoun

a chromatic color between red and blue

Purplenoun

of imperial status;

‘he was born to the purple’;

Purpleverb

become purple

Purpleverb

color purple

Purpleadjective

of a color midway between red and blue

Purpleadjective

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’;

Purpleadjective

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’;

Purplenoun

a colour intermediate between red and blue

‘the painting was mostly in shades of blue and purple’;

Purplenoun

purple clothing or material.

Purplenoun

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

Purplenoun

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

Purplenoun

(in ancient Rome) a position of rank, authority, or privilege

‘he was too young to assume the purple’;

Purplenoun

the scarlet official dress of a cardinal.

Purpleadjective

of a colour intermediate between red and blue

‘a faded purple T-shirt’;

Purpleverb

make or become purple in colour

‘Edmund's cheeks purpled’; ‘the neon was purpling the horizon above the highway’;

Purple

Purple may refer to any of a variety of colors with hue between red and blue. However, the meaning of the color term purple differs even among native speakers of English, for example when comparing speakers from the United Kingdom with those from the United States )..

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