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

His forehead was low, his nose very flat and his lower lip swollen and purplish-red.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
The man's purplish red face, his heavy eyelids, the nervous twitchings, all spoke of his addiction to drink.
"The Mystery of the Yellow Room" by Gaston Leroux
His face went white, flamed red, grew purplish.
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
Johnson's heavy face went purplish red.
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
His nose, already red from the pressure of blood, turned purplish.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
With most rubies one ray emerges purplish red, the other yellowish red.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
Johnson's heavy face went purplish red.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Berries large, round, purplish-red with faint bloom, persistent.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Their color is red or purplish, and oftentimes by friction they become raw and bleeding, emitting then a very offensive odor.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Have, then, both a yellowish or orange red and a bluish or purplish red on your palette.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst

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.