Origin of porphyry
Middle English porphiri, from Medieval Latin porphyrium, alteration of Latin porphyrites, from Greek porphyritēs (lithos), literally, stone like Tyrian purple, from porphyra purple
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with porphyry
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "porphyry"
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