purplish pink


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purplish pink a pink dye that was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino
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In literature:

The stone-coloured sepals are outlined with rose, the petals with purplish pink.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Gills linear, free, and close together, at first white, then pink or purplish, turning to black.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
The flowers are small, the outer white, the central ones often pink or purplish.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Body dark gray to purplish gray on back with white or pink blotches on sides; belly white.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
Nearly all the flowers that are commonly spoken of as red are in reality purplish pink or reddish lilac.
"Atlantic Classics, Second Series" by Henry C. Merwin
The bright-magenta tufts of the pink paint-brush are often so abundant that they give the country a purplish hue for miles at a stretch.
"The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits" by Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Its back is gray, with purplish reflections; sides lighter, with lilac, pink, and silvery reflections; belly pearly white.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall

In news:

A few veronicas bring elusive blue to the garden, but more often the flowers are purplish or violet blue, rosy pink, or white.