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non- +‎ purple


nonpurple (not comparable)

  1. Not purple.
    • 1999, Malcolm E. Sumner, Handbook of Soil Science
      Photoheterotrophic bacteria are relatively rare and include members of the nonpurple sulfur bacteria; this group is relatively insignificant in the soil ecosystem.
    • 2015, Robert L. Sexton, Exploring Economics (page 509)
      Say you only hire purple workers. If purple workers strongly prefer to work with one another instead of with other groups, why might you prefer to hire a less productive purple worker than a more productive nonpurple worker at the same wage?