of or having a somewhat purple hue.
Also, purply.

1555–65; purple + -ish1

purplishness, noun
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purple (ˈpɜːpəl)
1.  any of various colours with a hue lying between red and blue and often highly saturated; a nonspectral colour
2.  a dye or pigment producing such a colour
3.  cloth of this colour, often used to symbolize royalty or nobility
4.  the purple high rank; nobility
5.  a.  the official robe of a cardinal
 b.  the rank, office, or authority of a cardinal as signified by this
6.  the purple bishops collectively
7.  of the colour purple
8.  (of writing) excessively elaborate or full of imagery: purple prose
9.  noble or royal
[Old English, from Latin purpura purple dye, from Greek porphura the purple fish (Murex)]

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Example sentences
They can cause pain in the foot and usually appear purplish in color.
The rows curve tight, but around them is a sort of scar of clay, and the leaves
  have a purplish blight.
In preserved specimens, the back turns purplish blue.
Strongly iridescent, with a bright blue or purplish blue sheen on the head,
  while the body is greenish.
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