perse

[ purs ]
/ pɜrs /

adjective

of a very deep shade of blue or purple.

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Origin of perse

1325–75; Middle English pers < Medieval Latin persus, perhaps variant of perseus kind of blue, itself alteration of Latin Persicus Persian

Definition for perse (2 of 2)

St.-John Perse
[ sin-juh n purs ]
/ ˈsɪn dʒən ˈpɜrs /

noun

Alexis Saint-Léger Léger,1887–1975, French diplomat and poet: Nobel Prize in literature 1960.
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British Dictionary definitions for perse (1 of 2)

perse
/ (pɜːs) /

noun

  1. a dark greyish-blue colour
  2. (as adjective)perse cloth

Word Origin for perse

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin persus, perhaps changed from Latin Persicus Persian

British Dictionary definitions for perse (2 of 2)

Perse
/ (pɜːs, French pɛrs) /

noun

Saint-John (ˈsɪndʒən), real name Alexis Saint-Léger . 1887–1975, French poet, born in Guadeloupe. His works include Anabase (1922) and Chronique (1960). Nobel prize for literature 1960
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