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royal purple

a deep bluish purple.
Origin of royal purple
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • She was arrayed in a simple white robe; and a laced jacket of royal-purple velvet closely fitted her magnificent bust.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2) Jonathon Holt Ingraham
  • 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

royal purple

  1. a deep reddish-purple colour, sometimes approaching a strong violet
  2. (as adjective): a royal-purple dress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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