royal purple

Origin of royal purple

First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for royal purple

Historical Examples of royal purple

  • We looked at the mountains drawing their royal-purple robes around them for their night's repose.

  • She was arrayed in a simple white robe; and a laced jacket of royal-purple velvet closely fitted her magnificent bust.

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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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