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purple emperor

noun

  1. any of several Old World nymphalid butterflies of the genus Apatura, esp A. iris, having mottled purple-and-brown wings


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Purple Emperor, a big violet-coloured diamond looted from an Indian temple, and set as a pendant.

"I should not be surprised if that dangerous stone, the Purple Emperor, is at the bottom of it all," said Cleek.

Stooping down he took possession once more of the Purple Emperor.

The white markings on its blackish wings are somewhat similar to those of the Purple Emperor.

The spectacle of this purple Emperor of the Press, with his ear constantly glued to the ground, is not wanting in pathos.

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