bishop's violet

noun

: a moderate reddish purple that is bluer, stronger, and slightly lighter than heliotrope (see heliotrope sense 4b) and bluer and duller than eupatorium purple

called also bishop's purple

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“Bishop's violet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bishop%27s%20violet. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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