Saturday, December 01, 2012
Definitions for empurple
- To color or become purple or purplish.
- To darken or redden; flush.
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Citations for empurple
On one side are baby grapes whose petals yet fall; on another the clusters empurple towards full growth.
Magnificent weather, one of those sun risings that empurple landscapes, left the river all its limpid serenity.
Origin of empurple
Empurple originated in the late 1580s from the Greek prefix em- meaning 'to become' and the color 'purple,' a word of Tyrian descent for the shellfish from which purple dye was made.