- purple sandpiper,
- purple shore crab,
- purple trillium,
- purple-fringed orchid,
Origin of purplish
Examples from the Web for purplish
The orange glow began to fade as the sun set, turning softer, then pink as the sky darkened to a purplish blue.
A summer storm cell breaks, purplish and powerful, over the North Park Baptist Church on the north side of Orlando.
After an interminable climb he saw the purplish Martian sky through the glass doors of an airlock.The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl
Purpurascens means becoming purple or purplish; so named because the blue gills become purple when bruised.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise|M. E. Hard
The man's purplish red face, his heavy eyelids, the nervous twitchings, all spoke of his addiction to drink.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
All summer the leaves are green, with pale linings, and when summer ends, they turn to rich shades of purplish red.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
The leaves are perfectly smooth, dull purplish red on the lower side, and pale green with purplish blotches above.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell