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perse

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adjective \ˈpərs\

Definition of perse

  1. :  of a dark grayish blue resembling indigo



Origin and Etymology of perse

Middle English pers, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin persus


First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with perse


Perse

biographical name

Definition of Perse

  1. St. John — see Aléxis Saint-Léger léger




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