indian purple

noun

often capitalized I
: a dark purplish red that is paler and slightly redder than pansy purple, redder and paler than raisin, bluer and paler than Bokhara, and redder and less strong than Schoenfeld's purple

Word History

Etymology

probably from Indian entry 2 1

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“Indian purple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indian%20purple. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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