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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Origin and Etymology of indian purple
probably from 2Indian 1
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