royal purple

noun
a deep bluish purple.

Origin:
1655–65

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royal purple
 
n
a.  a deep reddish-purple colour, sometimes approaching a strong violet
 b.  (as adjective): a royal-purple dress

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Example sentences
When my bare hands emerged from scraping the last bits off the press, they were royal purple.
Within the span of fifteen minutes, the sky morphed from blackened blue to a dark royal purple.
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