purplish red


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n purplish red a red with a tinge of purple
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In literature:

The fruit is large and showy, and of a deep purplish-red colour.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
It is a plant with a bright purplish-red blossom.
"Wildflowers of the Farm" by Arthur Owens Cooke
Other trees appeared as if covered with veils of little purplish-red flowers hung over them.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
The blood is dark red under ordinary conditions, but may be purplish, or even black, if the respiration is interfered with.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The plant grows from two to seven feet high; its stem is smooth and spotted or streaked with purplish-red.
"On the Trail" by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
Dr. Armitage's red face took a purplish tint, and he turned fiercely to the man who dared to meddle with his orders.
"Three People" by Pansy
Six-limbed creatures they were, of a purplish-red color, with huge, tricornigerous heads and with staring, green, phosphorescent eyes.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
Its fur was of a purplish hue, warming into a rich rusty red towards the tail.
"Twice Lost" by W.H.G. Kingston
The skin becomes fiery red or even purplish in hue.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The woman opposite her flushed a purplish red.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield

In news:

Burgundy is a deep red, claret is a purplish red, and maroon is a brownish crimson.
Borsao wine is a deep, dark blackish-red color with a dense opaque blood-red core going out into a dark purplish-red rim definition with high viscosity.
Rothschild Bordeaux wine is a deep purplish-red color with a semi-opaque core going out into a fine crimson-red rim definition with medium-high viscosity.
Napa Valley, Calif. Spiral Wines Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply opaque blood-ruby red color with a blackish core going out into a fine purplish-crimson red to light fuchsia rim definition with medium viscosity.
A deeply opaque inky-red color with streaks of violet and crimson going out into an immensely purplish red rim with big-time viscosity showing in bowl of the glass.