dahlia purple

noun

Definition of dahlia purple

1 : a dark purplish red that is bluer and duller than pansy purple or Bokhara and redder and darker than raisin
2 of textiles : a deep purple that is redder and deeper than hyacinth violet, deeper than petunia violet, and bluer and stronger than imperial purple (see imperial purple sense 2)

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“Dahlia purple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dahlia%20purple. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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