royal purple

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noun

a deep bluish purple.

Nearby words

  1. royal national theatre,
  2. royal navy,
  3. royal oak,
  4. royal palm,
  5. royal poinciana,
  6. royal road,
  7. royal scots greys,
  8. royal society,
  9. royal stag,
  10. royal standard

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.



British Dictionary definitions for royal purple

royal purple

noun

  1. a deep reddish-purple colour, sometimes approaching a strong violet
  2. (as adjective)a royal-purple dress
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