noun pur·pu·rite \-ˌrīt\

Definition of purpurite



  1. :  a mineral (Mn,Fe)PO4, consisting of ferric-manganic phosphate isomorphous with heterosite and having a dark reddish or purple color

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Origin and Etymology of purpurite

Latin purpura purple + English -ite

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a trip made at another's expense

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