indian purple

noun, often capitalized I

Definition of indian purple

: 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

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History and Etymology for indian purple

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 7 Dec. 2021.

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