Tyrian purple

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Tyrian purple (plural Tyrian purples)

  1. A deep purple dyestuff obtained from the bodies of mollusks of the genus Murex
  2. A deep purple colour, tinted with red, like that of the dye.
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Tyrian purple (not comparable)

  1. Of a deep purple colour, tinted with red, like that of the dye.

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