purplish

or pur·ply

[ pur-plish ]
/ ˈpɜr plɪʃ /
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adjective

of or having a somewhat purple hue.

Nearby words

  1. purple sandpiper,
  2. purple shore crab,
  3. purple trillium,
  4. purple-fringed orchid,
  5. purpleheart,
  6. purport,
  7. purported,
  8. purportedly,
  9. purpose,
  10. purpose-built

Origin of purplish

First recorded in 1555–65; purple + -ish1

Related formspur·plish·ness, noun

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Word Origin and History for purplish

purplish

adj.

1560s, from purple (n.) + -ish.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper