Definitions for tyrian purple
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Also called Tyr′ian dye′. a highly prized purple dye of antiquity, an indigo derivative orig. obtained from a certain shellfish and later synthetically produced.
Category: Textiles, Antiquities
a vivid, purplish red.
a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically
a vivid purplish-red color
A deep purple dyestuff obtained from the bodies of mollusks of the genus Murex
Of a deep purple colour, tinted with red, like that of the dye.
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