purpurescent

adj.

1890, from Latin purpura (see purple (n.)) + -escent. The Latin adjective was purparescent, present participle of purpurascere "to become purple," from purpurare.


Nearby words

  1. purpura fulminans,
  2. purpura hemorrhagica,
  3. purpura senilis,
  4. purpura simplex,
  5. purpure,
  6. purpuric,
  7. purpurin,
  8. purpurinuria,
  9. purr,
  10. purree

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