a deep bluish purple.
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Origin of royal purple
First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for royal purple
We looked at the mountains drawing their royal-purple robes around them for their night's repose.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
British Dictionary definitions for royal purple
- a deep reddish-purple colour, sometimes approaching a strong violet
- (as adjective)a royal-purple dress
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