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for Tyrian purple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Tyrian \Tyr"i*an\, a. [L. Tyrius, from Tyrus Tyre, Gr. ?.]
1. Of or pertaining to Tyre or its people.
2. Being of the color called Tyrian purple.
The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye.
Tyrian purple, or Tyrian dye, a celebrated purple dye
prepared in ancient Tyre from several mollusks, especially
Ianthina, Murex, and Purpura. See the Note under Purple,
n., 1, and Purple of mollusca, under Purple, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or
2: a vivid purplish-red color
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