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purple [ 'pə:pl] n.紫色 a.紫的

He was born to the purple.
他出身皇族。

That girl likes to wear purple dresses.
那个女孩喜欢穿紫色的衣服。

姹紫嫣红 [chà zǐ yān hóng] /brilliant purples and reds/beautiful flowers/

绯 [fēi] /dark red/purple silk/

绀 [gàn] /violet or purple/

绛 [jiàng] /purple-red/

紫 [zǐ] /purple/

紫色 [zǐ sè] /purple/violet/

{adj: amethyst} of a moderate purple color

{adj: blue-purple, bluish-purple} of purple tinged with blue

{adj: brown-purple, brownish-purple} of dark purple tinted with brown

{adj: crimson-purple} purple tinged with crimson

{adj: deep, rich} strong; intense
"deep purple"
"a rich red"

{adj: dull-purple} of a dull shade of purple

{adj: embellished, empurpled, over-embellished, purple} excessively elaborate or showily expressed
"a writer of empurpled literature"
"many purple passages"
"speech embellished with classical quotations"
"an over-embellished story of the fish that got away"

{adj: imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal} belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
"golden age of imperial splendor"
"purple tyrant"
"regal attire"
"treated with royal acclaim"
"the royal carriage of a stag's head"

{adj: laced} edged or streaked with color
"white blossoms with purple-laced petals"

{adj: lavender, lilac, lilac-colored} of a pale purple color

{adj: lilac-purple} of purple tinged with lilac

{adj: maroon-purple} of purple tinged with maroon

{adj: pink-purple, pinkish-purple} of purple tinged with pink

{adj: purple, violet, purplish} of a color intermediate between red and blue

{adj: purple-black, purplish-black} of black tinged with purple

{adj: purple-blue, purplish-blue} of blue tinged with purple

{adj: purple-brown, purplish-brown} of brown tinged with purple

{adj: purple-eyed} (of flowers) having a purple eyelike marking

{adj: purple-flowered} having purple flowers

{adj: purple-green, purplish-green} of green tinged with purple

{adj: purple-lilac, purplish-lilac} of lavender tinged with purple

{adj: purple-red, purplish-red} of red tinged with purple

{adj: purple-spotted} having purple spots

{adj: purple-tinged, purple-tinted} of a color tinged with purple

{adj: purple-veined} (of flowers) showing purple markings that resemble veins

{adj: purple-white, purplish-white} of white tinged with purple

{adj: red-purple, reddisn-purple} of purple tinged with red

{adj: rose-purple, rosy-purple} of purple with a rose tinge

{adj: semi-prostrate} imperfectly prostrate; prostrate for part of its length
"the semi-prostrate evergreen, purple heather"

{adj: suffusive} spreading through
"suffusive purple light"

{adj: violet-purple} light violet and dark purple

{adv: mistily} in a misty manner
"the summits of the mountains were mistily purple"

{n: Agalinis, genus Agalinis} semiparasitic herb with purple or white or pink flowers; grows in the United States and West Indies

{n: Allegheny plum, Alleghany plum, sloe, Prunus alleghaniensis} wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh

{n: American elder, black elderberry, sweet elder, Sambucus canadensis} common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies

{n: American gallinule, Porphyrula martinica} American purple gallinule

{n: American germander, wood sage, Teucrium canadense} subshrub with serrate leaves and cream to pink or purple flowers in spikelike racemes; North America

{n: American hackberry, Celtis occidentalis} large deciduous shade tree of southern United States with small deep purple berries

{n: American wistaria, American wisteria, Wisteria frutescens} an eastern United States native resembling the cultivated Japanese wisteria having pale purple-lilac flowers

{n: Australian pea, Dipogon lignosus, Dolichos lignosus} South African evergreen partly woody vine grown for its clusters of rosy purple flowers followed by edible pods like snap beans; also grown as green manure; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos

{n: Boston ivy, Japanese ivy, Parthenocissus tricuspidata} Asiatic vine with three-lobed leaves and purple berries

{n: California four o'clock, Mirabilis laevis, Mirabilis californica} California four o'clock with purple-red flowers

{n: Callirhoe, genus Callirhoe} small genus of North American herbs having usually red or purple flowers

{n: Canada violet, tall white violet, white violet, Viola canadensis} tall North American perennial with heart-shaped leaves and white flowers with purple streaks

{n: Canterbury bell, Gloxinia perennis} herb of Colombia to Peru having pale purple flowers

{n: Cape primrose} any of various African plants of the genus Streptocarpus widely cultivated especially as houseplants for their showy blue or purple flowers

{n: Cape tulip, Haemanthus coccineus} spectacular plant having large prostrate leaves barred in reddish-purple and flowers with a clump of long yellow stamens in a coral-red cup of fleshy bracts; South Africa

{n: Carpodacus, genus Carpodacus} house finches and purple finches

{n: Chinese wistaria, Wisteria chinensis} having deep purple flowers

{n: Christmas cactus, Schlumbergera buckleyi, Schlumbergera baridgesii} epiphytic cactus of Brazilian ancestry widely cultivated as a houseplant having jointed flat segments and usually rose-purple flowers that bloom in winter

{n: Columbia tiger lily, Oregon lily, Lilium columbianum} lily of western North America with showy orange-red purple-spotted flowers

{n: Concord grape} slipskin grape; a purple table grape of the northeastern United States

{n: Connemara heath, St. Dabeoc's heath, Daboecia cantabrica} low straggling evergreen shrub of western Europe represented by several varieties with flowers from white to rose-purple

{n: Cortinarius mutabilis, purple-staining Cortinarius} a fungus with a reddish purple cap having a smooth slimy surface; close violet gills; all parts stain dark purple when bruised

{n: Culver's root, Culvers root, Culver's physic, Culvers physic, whorlywort, Veronicastrum virginicum} a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America

{n: Daviesia, genus Daviesia} genus of Australasian shrubs and subshrubs having small yellow or purple flowers followed by short triangular pods

{n: European gallinule, Porphyrio porphyrio} purple gallinule of southern Europe

{n: French lavender, Lavandula stoechas} shrubby greyish lavender of southwestern Europe having usually reddish-purple flowers

{n: Fuscoboletinus paluster} an edible fungus with a pinkish purple cap and stalk and a pore surface that is yellow with large angular pores that become like gills in maturity

{n: Gentianopsis detonsa, Gentiana detonsa} medium-tall fringed gentian with pale-blue to blue-purple flowers; circumboreal in distribution

{n: German iris, Iris germanica} a large iris with purple or white flowers, native to central and southern Europe

{n: German iris, Iris kochii} iris of northern Italy having deep blue-purple flowers; similar to but smaller than Iris germanica

{n: Hybanthus, genus Hybanthus} a genus of herbs and small shrubs with white or purple flowers; grows in tropical or subtropical regions

{n: Indian blackwood, East Indian rosewood, East India rosewood, Indian rosewood, Dalbergia latifolia} East Indian tree having a useful dark purple wood

{n: Indian rattlebox, Crotalaria spectabilis} erect subshrub having purple-tinted flowers and an inflated pod in which the ripe seeds rattle; India

{n: Indian rhododendron, Melastoma malabathricum} evergreen spreading shrub of India and southeastern Asia having large purple flowers

{n: Irish moss, carrageen, carageen, carragheen, Chondrus crispus} dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America

{n: Jamaica dogwood, fish fuddle, Piscidia piscipula, Piscidia erythrina} small tree of West Indies and Florida having large odd-pinnate leaves and panicles of red-striped purple to white flowers followed by decorative curly winged seedpods; yields fish poisons

{n: Jerusalem sage, Phlomis fruticosa} a spreading subshrub of Mediterranean regions cultivated for dense axillary whorls of purple or yellow flowers

{n: Joe-Pye weed, purple boneset, trumpet weed, marsh milkweed, Eupatorium purpureum} North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of flowers spotted with purple

{n: Joe-Pye weed, spotted Joe-Pye weed, Eupatorium maculatum} North American herb having whorled leaves and terminal clusters of small pinkish or purple flower heads

{n: Lagenophera, genus Lagenophera} small genus of herbs of Australia and South America having small solitary white or purple flowers similar to true daisies of genus Bellis

{n: Lythraceae, family Lythraceae, loosestrife family} herbs and shrubs and small trees with pink or purple flowers

{n: Mediterranean snapdragon, Antirrhinum majus} perennial native to the Mediterranean but widely cultivated for its purple or pink flowers

{n: Melastoma, genus Melastoma} type genus of Melastomataceae; Asiatic shrubs with leathery leaves and large purple flowers followed by edible fleshy black berries

{n: Mertensia, genus Mertensia} a genus of herbs belonging to the family Boraginaceae that grow in temperate regions and have blue or purple flowers shaped like funnels

{n: Michaelmas daisy, New York aster, Aster novi-belgii} North American perennial herb having small autumn-blooming purple or pink or white flowers; widely naturalized in Europe

{n: Ononis, genus Ononis} genus of European subshrubs or herbs having pink or purple or yellow solitary or clustered flowers: restharrow

{n: Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart} a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action

{n: Penstemon, genus Penstemon} large genus of subshrubs or herbs having showy blue or purple or red or yellow or white flowers; mostly western North America

{n: Peruvian lily, lily of the Incas, Alstroemeria pelegrina} an Andean herb having umbels of showy pinkish-purple lilylike flowers

{n: Pinot noir} dry red California table wine made from purple Pinot grapes

{n: Pinot, Pinot grape} any of several purple or white wine grapes used especially for burgundies and champagnes

{n: Porphyrio, genus Porphyrio} Old World purple gallinules

{n: Porphyrula, genus Porphyrula} American purple gallinules

{n: Port Jackson heath, Epacris purpurascens} small shrub of southern and western Australia having pinkish to rosy purple tubular flowers

{n: Prenanthes, genus Prenanthes} genus of North American and Asiatic perennial herbs having pinnatisect leaves small heads of drooping yellowish to purple flowers; sometimes includes species often placed in genus Nabalus

{n: Psoralea, genus Psoralea} widely distributed genus of herbs or shrubs with glandular compound leaves and spicate or racemose purple or white flowers

{n: Queensland nut, Macadamia tetraphylla} bushy tree with pink to purple flowers

{n: Russula, genus Russula} large genus of fungi with stout stems and white spores and neither annulus nor volva; brittle caps of red or purple or yellow or green or blue; differs from genus Lactarius in lacking milky juice

{n: Spanish iris, xiphium iris, Iris xiphium} bulbous iris of western Mediterranean region having usually violet-purple flowers

{n: Stropharia hornemannii} a gilled fungus with a large slimy purple or olive cap; gills become purple with age; the stalk is long and richly decorated with pieces of the white sheath that extends up to a ring

{n: Texas purple spike, Hexalectris warnockii} orchid with slender nearly leafless reddish-brown stems with loose racemes of reddish-brown flowers; of open brushy woods of southeastern Arizona and central Texas

{n: Tragopogon, genus Tragopogon} genus of Old World herbs with linear entire leaves and yellow or purple flower heads

{n: Turk's-cap, martagon, Lilium martagon} lily with small dull purple flowers of northwestern Europe and northwestern Asia

{n: Tyrian purple} a red-purple to deep purple dye obtained from snails or made synthetically

{n: Tyrian purple} a vivid purplish-red color

{n: Vincetoxicum, genus Vincetoxicum} genus of chiefly tropical American vines having cordate leaves and large purple or greenish cymose flowers; supposedly having powers as an antidote

{n: Virgilia, genus Virgilia} genus of South African trees having pinnate leaves and rose-purple flowers followed by leathery pods

{n: Western Australia coral pea, Hardenbergia comnptoniana} vigorous climber of the forests of western Australia; grown for their dense racemes of attractive bright rose-purple flowers

{n: Whipple's penstemon, Penstemon whippleanus} wine and lavender to purple and black flowers in several clusters on the upper half of leafy stems; Montana south through the Rocky Mountains to Arizona and New Mexico

{n: adobe lily, pink fritillary, Fritillaria pluriflora} California herb with pinkish purple flowers

{n: agapanthus, lily of the Nile} any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers

{n: alderleaf Juneberry, alder-leaved serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia} shrub or small tree of northwestern North America having fragrant creamy white flowers and small waxy purple-red fruits

{n: almandine} a purple variety of the ruby spinel

{n: alpine coltsfoot, Homogyne alpina, Tussilago alpina} rhizomatous herb with purple-red flowers suitable for groundcover; sometimes placed in genus Tussilago

{n: amethyst} a transparent purple variety of quartz; used as a gemstone

{n: autumn crocus, meadow saffron, naked lady, Colchicum autumnale} bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central Europe

{n: banded purple, white admiral, Limenitis arthemis} North American butterfly with blue-black wings crossed by a broad white band

{n: basket flower, Centaurea americana} annual of southwestern United States cultivated for its purple flower heads and its bracts that resemble small baskets

{n: beach pea, sea pea, Lathyrus maritimus, Lathyrus japonicus} wild pea of seashores of north temperate zone having tough roots and purple flowers and useful as a sand binder

{n: beach plum, beach plum bush, Prunus maritima} seacoast shrub of northeastern North America having showy white blossoms and edible purple fruit

{n: beach plum} small dark purple fruit used especially in jams and pies

{n: bead tree, jumby bean, jumby tree, Ormosia monosperma} small tree of West Indies and northeastern Venezuela having large oblong pointed leaflets and panicles of purple flowers; seeds are black or scarlet with black spots

{n: bear's breech, bear's breeches, sea holly, Acanthus mollis} widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple-veined flowers

{n: beefsteak plant, Perilla frutescens crispa} plant grown for its ornamental red or purple foliage

{n: beefsteak plant, beef plant, Iresine herbstii, Iresine reticulata} South American plant having green to purple or red branches with green to purple ornamental foliage and spikes of insignificant woolly flowers with dry membranous bracts

{n: bell heather, heather bell, fine-leaved heath, Erica cinerea} common low European shrub with purple-red flowers

{n: bicolor lespediza, ezo-yama-hagi, Lespedeza bicolor} Asian shrub having conspicuous racemose rose-purple flowers widely used as an ornamental and in erosion control and as a source of feed for wild birds

{n: bird's-foot fern, Pellaea mucronata, Pellaea ornithopus} cliff brake of California and Baja California having purple-brown leafstalks

{n: bird's-foot violet, pansy violet, Johnny-jump-up, wood violet, Viola pedata} common violet of the eastern United States with large pale blue or purple flowers resembling pansies

{n: bittercress, bitter cress} any of various herbs of the genus Cardamine, having usually pinnate leaves and racemes of white, pink or purple flowers; cosmopolitan except Antarctic

{n: black calla, Arum palaestinum} ornamental plant of Middle East cultivated for its dark purple spathe

{n: black horehound, black archangel, fetid horehound, stinking horehound, Ballota nigra} ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers

{n: black-eyed Susan, black-eyed Susan vine, Thunbergia alata} tropical African climbing plant having yellow flowers with a dark purple center

{n: blackberry, blackberry bush} bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle

{n: blackberry} large sweet black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus

{n: blanket flower, Indian blanket, fire wheel, fire-wheel, Gaillardia pulchella} annual of central United States having showy long-stalked yellow flower heads marked with scarlet or purple in the center

{n: bletia} any of various orchids of the genus Bletia having pseudobulbs and erect leafless racemes of large purple or pink flowers

{n: blue fleabane, Erigeron acer} widespread weed with pale purple-blue flowers

{n: blue jasmine, blue jessamine, curly clematis, marsh clematis, Clematis crispa} climber of southern United States having bluish-purple flowers

{n: bocconia, tree celandine, Bocconia frutescens} small Central American tree having loose racemes of purple-tinted green flowers

{n: bougainvillea} any of several South American ornamental woody vines of the genus Bougainvillea having brilliant red or purple flower bracts; widely grown in warm regions

{n: broad-leaved everlasting pea, perennial pea, Lathyrus latifolius} perennial climber of central and southern Europe having purple or pink or white flowers; naturalized in North America

{n: brown bells, Fritillaria micrantha, Fritillaria parviflora} California herb with brownish-purple or greenish bell-shaped flowers

{n: bush hibiscus, Radyera farragei, Hibiscus farragei} southern and western Australian shrub with unlobed or shallowly lobed toothed leaves and purple flowers; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus

{n: bush pea} any of various plants of the genus Thermopsis having trifoliate leaves and yellow or purple racemose flowers

{n: bush vetch, Vicia sepium} European purple-flowered with slender stems; occurs as a weed in hedges

{n: butterfly flower, Bauhinia monandra} shrub or small tree of Dutch Guiana having clusters of pink flowers streaked with purple

{n: butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, Epidendrum venosum, Encyclia venosa} Mexican epiphytic orchid having pale green or yellow-green flowers with white purple-veined lip

{n: butterfly orchid, butterfly orchis, Orchis papilionaceae} Mediterranean orchid having usually purple flowers with a fan-shaped spotted or striped rose-red lip

{n: butterfly pea, Centrosema virginianum} large-flowered weakly twining or prostrate vine of New Jersey to tropical eastern North America, sometimes cultivated for its purple and white flowers

{n: butterwort} any of numerous carnivorous bog plants of the genus Pinguicula having showy purple or yellow or white flowers and a rosette of basal leaves coated with a sticky secretion to trap small insects

{n: calliopsis, Coreopsis tinctoria} North American annual widely cultivated for its yellow flowers with purple-red to brownish centers; in some classifications placed in a subgenus Calliopsis

{n: calypso, fairy-slipper, Calypso bulbosa} rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf

{n: candytuft} any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowers; native to Mediterranean region

{n: cape forget-me-not, Anchusa riparia} anchusa of southern Africa having blue to red-purple flowers

{n: cape gooseberry, purple ground cherry, Physalis peruviana} annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits

{n: cardoon, Cynara cardunculus} southern European plant having spiny leaves and purple flowers cultivated for its edible leafstalks and roots

{n: caricature plant, Graptophyllum pictum} tropical Old World shrub having purple or red tubular flowers and leaf markings resembling the profile of a human face

{n: carissa} a shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits

{n: carnation, clove pink, gillyflower, Dianthus caryophyllus} Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors

{n: cascade penstemon, Penstemon serrulatus} whorls of deep blue to dark purple flowers at tips of erect leafy stems; moist places from British Columbia to Oregon

{n: cat thyme, marum, Teucrium marum} Mediterranean germander having small hairy leaves and reddish purple flowers; attractive to cats

{n: catmint, catnip, Nepeta cataria} hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats

{n: cattley guava, purple strawberry guava, Psidium cattleianum, Psidium littorale longipes} small tropical shrubby tree bearing deep red oval fruit

{n: chalice vine, trumpet flower, cupflower, Solandra guttata} Mexican evergreen climbing plant having large solitary funnel-shaped fragrant yellow flowers with purple-brown ridges in the throat

{n: chaparral pea, stingaree-bush, Pickeringia montana} spiny evergreen xerophytic shrub having showy rose and purple flowers and forming dense thickets; of dry rocky mountain slopes of California

{n: checkerbloom, wild hollyhock, Sidalcea malviflora} perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of western North America that is also cultivated

{n: chinaberry, chinaberry tree, China tree, Persian lilac, pride-of-India, azederach, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia azedarach} tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree

{n: cineraria, Pericallis cruenta, Senecio cruentus} herb of Canary Islands widely cultivated for its blue or purple or red or variegated daisylike flowers

{n: clustered lady's slipper, Cypripedium fasciculatum} clusters of several short stems each having 2 broad leaves and 2-4 drooping brownish to greenish flowers with pouches mottled with purple; British Columbia to central California and northern Colorado

{n: clustered poppy mallow, Callirhoe triangulata} densely hairy perennial having mostly triangular basal leaves and rose-purple flowers in panicled clusters

{n: common St John's wort, tutsan, Hypericum androsaemum} deciduous bushy Eurasian shrub with golden yellow flowers and reddish-purple fruits from which a soothing salve is made in Spain

{n: common comfrey, boneset, Symphytum officinale} European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers; naturalized as a weed in North America

{n: common four-o'clock, marvel-of-Peru, Mirabilis jalapa, Mirabilis uniflora} common garden plant of North America having fragrant red or purple or yellow or white flowers that open in late afternoon

{n: common foxglove, fairy bell, fingerflower, finger-flower, fingerroot, finger-root, Digitalis purpurea} tall leafy European biennial or perennial having spectacular clusters of large tubular pink-purple flowers; leaves yield drug digitalis and are poisonous to livestock

{n: common heath, Epacris impressa} spindly upright shrub of southern Australia and Tasmania having white to rose or purple-red flowers

{n: common matrimony vine, Duke of Argyll's tea tree, Lycium barbarum, Lycium halimifolium} deciduous erect or spreading shrub with spiny branches and violet-purple flowers followed by orange-red berries; southeastern Europe to China

{n: common moonseed, Canada moonseed, yellow parilla, Menispermum canadense} a woody vine of eastern North America having large oval leaves and small white flowers and purple to blue-black fruits

{n: common morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea} pantropical annual climbing herb with funnel-shaped blue, purple, pink or white flowers

{n: common mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris} European tufted aromatic perennial herb having hairy red or purple stems and dark green leaves downy white below and red-brown florets

{n: common spotted orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii, Dactylorhiza maculata fuchsii} European orchid having lanceolate leaves spotted purple and pink to white or mauve flowers spotted or lined deep red or purple

{n: common unicorn plant, devil's claw, common devil's claw, elephant-tusk, proboscis flower, ram's horn, Proboscidea louisianica} annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak

{n: common wood sorrel, cuckoo bread, shamrock, Oxalis acetosella} Eurasian plant with heart-shaped trifoliate leaves and white purple-veined flowers

{n: cone pepper, Capsicum annuum conoides} plant bearing erect pungent conical red or yellow or purple fruits; sometimes grown as an ornamental

{n: copper beech, purple beech, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, Fagus purpurea, Fagus sylvatica purpurea} variety of European beech with shining purple or copper-colored leaves

{n: coral gem, Lotus berthelotii} low-growing much-branched perennial of Canary Islands having orange-red to scarlet or purple flowers; naturalized in United States

{n: corn cockle, corn campion, crown-of-the-field, Agrostemma githago} European annual having large trumpet-shaped reddish-purple flowers and poisonous seed; a common weed in grainfields and beside roadways; naturalized in America

{n: cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, Centaurea cyanus} an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers

{n: coronilla} any of various plants of the genus Coronilla having purple or pink or yellow flowers in long axillary heads or umbels

{n: costusroot, Saussurea costus, Saussurea lappa} annual herb of the eastern Himalayas (Kashmir) having purple florets and a fragrant root that yields a volatile oil used in perfumery and for preserving furs

{n: cotton thistle, woolly thistle, Scotch thistle, Onopordum acanthium, Onopordon acanthium} biennial Eurasian white hairy thistle having pale purple flowers; naturalized in North America

{n: cow parsnip, hogweed, Heracleum sphondylium} tall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers

{n: cowslip, paigle, Primula veris} early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers

{n: creeping juniper, Juniperus horizontalis} low to prostrate shrub of Canada and northern United States; bronzed purple in winter

{n: crocus} any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

{n: crottle, crottal, crotal} any of several lichens of the genus Parmelia from which reddish brown or purple dyes are made

{n: crowberry} a low evergreen shrub with small purple flowers and black berrylike fruit

{n: cuckoopint, lords-and-ladies, jack-in-the-pulpit, Arum maculatum} common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum

{n: cynancum} any of various mostly giant tropical lianas of Africa and Madagascar having greenish or purple flowers and long smooth pods; roots formerly used as an emetic

{n: daisybush, daisy-bush, daisy bush} any of various mostly Australian attractively shaped shrubs of the genus Olearia grown for their handsome and sometimes fragrant evergreen foliage and profusion of daisy flowers with white or purple or blue rays

{n: damson, damson plum} sweet dark purple plum

{n: deer grass, meadow beauty} any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having pink-purple to magenta flowers; eastern North America

{n: dense blazing star, Liatris pycnostachya} perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers

{n: devilwood, American olive, Osmanthus americanus} small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits

{n: downy yellow violet, Viola pubescens} violet of eastern North America having softly pubescent leaves and stems and clear yellow flowers with brown-purple veins

{n: ecchymosis} the escape of blood from ruptured blood vessels into the surrounding tissue to form a purple or black-and-blue spot on the skin

{n: ecchymosis} the purple or black-and-blue area resulting from a bruise

{n: eggplant, aubergine, mad apple} egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow

{n: elephant's-foot} any plant of the genus Elephantopus having heads of blue or purple flowers; America

{n: elsholtzia} any of various aromatic herbs of the genus Elsholtzia having blue or purple flowers in one-sided spikes

{n: false chamomile} any of various autumn-flowering perennials having white or pink to purple flowers that resemble asters; wild in moist soils from New Jersey to Florida and Texas

{n: false indigo, bastard indigo, Amorpha fruticosa} dense shrub of moist riverbanks and flood plains of the eastern United States having attractive fragrant foliage and dense racemes of dark purple flowers

{n: feverroot, horse gentian, tinker's root, wild coffee, Triostium perfoliatum} coarse weedy American perennial herb with large usually perfoliate leaves and purple or dull red flowers

{n: fiesta flower, Pholistoma auritum, Nemophila aurita} straggling California annual herb with deep purple or violet flowers; sometimes placed in genus Nemophila

{n: fig} fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried

{n: fireweed, giant willowherb, rosebay willowherb, wickup, Epilobium angustifolium} tall North American perennial with creeping rootstocks and narrow leaves and spikes of pinkish-purple flowers occurring in great abundance in burned-over areas or recent clearings; an important honey plant

{n: five-spot, Nemophila maculata} California annual having white flowers with a deep purple blotch on each petal

{n: flat pea, narrow-leaved everlasting pea, Lathyrus sylvestris} European perennial with mottled flowers of purple and pink; sometimes cultivated for fodder or as green manure

{n: florest's cineraria, Pericallis hybrida} herb derived from Pericallis cruenta and widely cultivated in a variety of profusely flowering forms with florets from white to pink to red or purple or violet or blue

{n: flower-of-an-hour, flowers-of-an-hour, bladder ketmia, black-eyed Susan, Hibiscus trionum} annual weedy herb with ephemeral yellow purple-eyed flowers; Old World tropics; naturalized as a weed in North America

{n: flowering raspberry, purple-flowering raspberry, Rubus odoratus, thimbleberry} shrubby raspberry of eastern North America having showy rose to purplish flowers and red or orange thimble-shaped fruit

{n: flowering wintergreen, gaywings, bird-on-the-wing, fringed polygala, Polygala paucifolia} common trailing perennial milkwort of eastern North America having leaves like wintergreen and usually rosy-purple flowers with winged sepals

{n: foxtail orchid} any of various orchids of the genus Rhyncostylis having pink- to purple-marked white flowers in a dense cylindrical raceme

{n: fringed poppy mallow, Callirhoe digitata} perennial poppy mallow of United States southern plains states having rose-red or rose-purple flowers

{n: frog orchid, Coeloglossum viride} orchid having hooded long-bracted green to yellow-green flowers suffused with purple

{n: fuchsia, magenta} a dark purple-red; the dye was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta

{n: garden forget-me-not, Myosotis sylvatica} small biennial to perennial herb of Europe, northern Africa and western Asia having blue, purple or white flowers

{n: genus Bletia} genus of tropical American terrestrial orchids with large purple or pink flowers

{n: genus Gerardia} genus of annual or perennial herbs with showy pink or purple or yellow flowers; plants often assigned to genera Aureolaria or Agalinis

{n: genus Phacelia} American herbs with usually pinnatifid leaves and blue or purple or white flowers in scorpioid cymes

{n: genus Veronica} widespread genus of herbs with pink or white or blue or purple flowers: speedwell

{n: genus Wisteria} Asiatic deciduous woody vine having large drooping racemes of white or bluish or purple or pinkish flowers and velvety pods; widely grown as an ornamental

{n: globe amaranth, bachelor's button, Gomphrena globosa} tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color

{n: gloriosa, glory lily, climbing lily, creeping lily, Gloriosa superba} any plant of the genus Gloriosa of tropical Africa and Asia; a perennial herb climbing by means of tendrils at leaf tips having showy yellow to red or purple flowers; all parts are poisonous

{n: gooseberry, gooseberry bush, Ribes uva-crispa, Ribes grossularia} spiny Eurasian shrub having greenish purple-tinged flowers and ovoid yellow-green or red-purple berries

{n: granadilla, purple granadillo, Passiflora edulis} Brazilian passionflower cultivated for its deep purple fruit

{n: granny's bonnets, Aquilegia vulgaris} common European columbine having variously colored (white or blue to purple or red) short-spurred flowers; naturalized in United States

{n: grape} any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters

{n: great knapweed, greater knapweed, Centaurea scabiosa} tall European perennial having purple flower heads

{n: heath} a low evergreen shrub of the family Ericaceae; has small bell-shaped pink or purple flowers

{n: helmet orchid, greenhood} any of numerous orchids of the genus Pterostylis having leaves in a basal rosette and green flowers often striped purple or brown or red with the dorsal sepal incurved to form a hood

{n: hemp agrimony, Eupatorium cannabinum} coarse European herb with palmately divided leaves and clusters of small reddish-purple flower heads

{n: herb robert, herbs robert, herb roberts, Geranium robertianum} a sticky low herb with small reddish-purple flowers; widespread in the northern hemisphere

{n: hoary golden bush, Hazardia cana} western American shrubs having white felted foliage and yellow flowers that become red-purple

{n: hog peanut, wild peanut, Amphicarpaea bracteata, Amphicarpa bracteata} vine widely distributed in eastern North America producing racemes of purple to maroon flowers and abundant (usually subterranean) edible one-seeded pods resembling peanuts

{n: horsemint, Monarda punctata} tall erect perennial or annual having lanceolate leaves and heads of purple-spotted creamy flowers; many subspecies grown from eastern to southwestern United States and in Mexico

{n: hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum officinale} biennial shrub of Europe and western Asia having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and dark reddish-purple flowers

{n: hound's-tongue, Cynoglossum virginaticum} perennial shrub of North America having coarse tongue-shaped leaves and pale-blue to purple flowers

{n: hovea, purple pea} any of several attractive evergreen shrubs of Australia grown for their glossy deep green foliage and flowers in rich blues and intense violets

{n: hyacinth bean, bonavist, Indian bean, Egyptian bean, Lablab purpureus, Dolichos lablab} perennial twining vine of Old World tropics having trifoliate leaves and racemes of fragrant purple pea-like flowers followed by maroon pods of edible seeds; grown as an ornamental and as a vegetable on the Indian subcontinent; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos

{n: hybrid petunia, Petunia hybrida} hybrids of Petunia axillaris and Petunia integrifolia: a complex group of petunias having single or double flowers in colors from white to purple

{n: immortelle, Xeranthemum annuum} mostly widely cultivated species of everlasting flowers having usually purple flowers; southern Europe to Iran; naturalized elsewhere

{n: indigo, indigo plant, Indigofera tinctoria} deciduous subshrub of southeastern Asia having pinnate leaves and clusters of red or purple flowers; a source of indigo dye

{n: ironweed, vernonia} any of various plants of the genus Vernonia of tropical and warm regions of especially North America that take their name from their loose heads of purple to rose flowers that quickly take on a rusty hue

{n: jaboticaba, jaboticaba tree, Myrciaria cauliflora} small evergreen tropical tree native to Brazil and West Indies but introduced into southern United States; grown in Brazil for its edible tough-skinned purple grapelike fruit that grows all along the branches

{n: jaboticaba} tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil

{n: jack-in-the-pulpit, Indian turnip, wake-robin, Arisaema triphyllum, Arisaema atrorubens} common American spring-flowering woodland herb having sheathing leaves and an upright club-shaped spadix with overarching green and purple spathe producing scarlet berries

{n: kangaroo apple, poroporo, Solanum aviculare} Australian annual sometimes cultivated for its racemes of purple flowers and edible yellow egg-shaped fruit

{n: ketembilla, kitembilla, kitambilla, ketembilla tree, Ceylon gooseberry, Dovyalis hebecarpa} a small shrubby spiny tree cultivated for its maroon-purple fruit with sweet purple pulp tasting like gooseberries; Sri Lanka and India

{n: ketembilla, kitembilla, kitambilla} maroon-purple gooseberry-like fruit of India having tart-sweet purple pulp used especially for preserves

{n: keurboom, Virgilia capensis, Virgilia oroboides} tree with odd-pinnate leaves and racemes of fragrant pink to purple flowers

{n: knapweed} any of various plants of the genus Centaurea having purple thistlelike flowers

{n: kudzu, kudzu vine, Pueraria lobata} fast-growing vine from eastern Asia having tuberous starchy roots and hairy trifoliate leaves and racemes of purple flowers followed by long hairy pods containing many seeds; grown for fodder and forage and root starch; widespread in the southern United States

{n: large yellow lady's slipper, Cypripedium calceolus pubescens} plant of eastern and central North America having slightly fragrant purple-marked greenish-yellow flowers

{n: large-leaved magnolia, large-leaved cucumber tree, great-leaved macrophylla, Magnolia macrophylla} large deciduous shrub or tree of southeastern United States having huge leaves in dense false whorls and large creamy flowers tinged purple toward the base

{n: late purple aster} a variety of aster

{n: leather flower, Clematis versicolor} woody vine of the southern United States having purple or blue flowers with leathery recurved sepals

{n: leather flower, vase-fine, vase vine, Clematis viorna} scandent subshrub of southeastern United States having large red-purple bell-shaped flowers with leathery recurved sepals

{n: lesser knapweed, black knapweed, hardheads, Centaurea nigra} a weedy perennial with tough wiry stems and purple flowers; native to Europe but widely naturalized

{n: liparis} an orchid of the genus Liparis having few leaves and usually fairly small yellow-green or dull purple flowers in terminal racemes

{n: long-spurred violet, Viola rostrata} violet of eastern North America having lilac-purple flowers with a long slender spur

{n: male orchis, early purple orchid, Orchis mascula} Eurasian orchid with showy pink or purple flowers in a loose spike

{n: malope, Malope trifida} western Mediterranean annual having deep purple-red flowers subtended by 3 large cordate bracts

{n: mandrake, devil's apples, Mandragora officinarum} a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers

{n: martynia, Martynia annua} sprawling annual or perennial herb of Central America and West Indies having creamy-white to red-purple bell-shaped flowers followed by unusual horned fruit

{n: mauve} a moderate purple

{n: meadow rue} any of various herbs of the genus Thalictrum; sometimes rhizomatous or tuberous perennials found in damp shady places and meadows or stream banks; have lacy foliage and clouds of small purple or yellow flowers

{n: melancholy thistle, Cirsium heterophylum, Cirsium helenioides} perennial stoloniferous thistle of northern Europe with lanceolate basal leaves and usually solitary heads of reddish-purple flowers

{n: milk thistle, lady's thistle, Our Lady's mild thistle, holy thistle, blessed thistle, Silybum marianum} tall Old World biennial thistle with large clasping white-blotched leaves and purple flower heads; naturalized in California and South America

{n: mission bells, black fritillary, Fritillaria biflora} herb of southwestern United States having dark purple bell-shaped flowers mottled with green

{n: mission bells, rice-grain fritillary, Fritillaria affinis, Fritillaria lanceolata, Fritillaria mutica} herb of northwestern America having green-and-purple bell-shaped flowers

{n: monkshood, helmetflower, helmet flower, Aconitum napellus} a poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite

{n: moth orchid, moth plant} any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver

{n: mountain heath, Phyllodoce caerulea, Bryanthus taxifolius} small shrub with tiny evergreen leaves and pink or purple flowers; Alpine summits and high ground in Asia and Europe and United States

{n: mountain lady's slipper, Cypripedium montanum} leafy plant having a few stems in a clump with 1 white and dull purple flower in each upper leaf axil; Alaska to northern California and Wyoming

{n: mourning cloak, mourning cloak butterfly, Camberwell beauty, Nymphalis antiopa} of temperate regions; having dark purple wings with yellow borders

{n: mulberry} sweet usually dark purple blackberry-like fruit of any of several mulberry trees of the genus Morus

{n: muscadine, bullace grape} dull-purple grape of southern United States

{n: mustang mint, Monardella lanceolata} fragrant California annual herb having lanceolate leaves and clusters of rose-purple flowers

{n: native orange, Capparis mitchellii} small Australian tree bearing edible dark purple fruit

{n: nopal, Opuntia lindheimeri} cactus having yellow flowers and purple fruits

{n: orange-blossom orchid, Sarcochilus falcatus} diminutive Australian orchid with loose racemes of fragrant white flowers with purple and orange markings on the lip

{n: painted daisy, pyrethrum, Tanacetum coccineum, Chrysanthemum coccineum} spring-flowering garden perennial of Asiatic origin having finely divided aromatic leaves and white to pink-purple flowers; source of an insecticide; sometimes placed in genus Chrysanthemum

{n: pale violet, striped violet, cream violet, Viola striata} leafy-stemmed violet of eastern North America having large white or creamy flowers faintly marked with purple

{n: pavonia} any of various evergreen plants of the genus Pavonia having white or yellow or purple flowers

{n: peacock, peacock butterfly, Inachis io} European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot

{n: pennyroyal, American pennyroyal, Hedeoma pulegioides} erect hairy branching American herb having purple-blue flowers; yields an essential oil used as an insect repellent and sometimes in folk medicine

{n: peppermint, Mentha piperita} herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring

{n: permanganate} a dark purple salt of permanganic acid; in water solution it is used as a disinfectant and antiseptic

{n: permanganic acid} an unstable purple acid (HMnO4) known only in solution or of permanganate salts

{n: petechia} a minute red or purple spot on the surface of the skin as the result of tiny hemorrhages of blood vessels in the skin (as in typhoid fever)

{n: phototrophic bacteria, phototropic bacteria} green and purple bacteria; energy for growth is derived from sunlight; carbon is derived from carbon dioxide or organic carbon

{n: physic nut, Jatropha curcus} small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities

{n: pine hyacinth, Clematis baldwinii, Viorna baldwinii} erect clematis of Florida having pink to purple flowers

{n: plume thistle, plumed thistle} any of numerous biennial to perennial herbs with handsome purple or yellow or occasionally white flower heads

{n: poppy mallow} a plant of the genus Callirhoe having palmately cleft leaves and white to red or purple flowers borne throughout the summer

{n: port-wine stain, nevus flammeus} a flat birthmark varying from pink to purple

{n: portia tree, bendy tree, seaside mahoe, Thespesia populnea} pantropical tree of usually seacoasts sometimes cultivated as an ornamental for its rounded heart-shaped leaves and showy yellow and purple flowers; yields valuable pink to dark red close-grained wood and oil from its seeds

{n: portulaca} a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers

{n: potassium permanganate, permanganate of potash} a poisonous salt that forms dark purple crystals and is purple-red when dissolved in water; used as an oxidizing and bleaching agent and as a disinfectant and antiseptic

{n: prairie smoke, purple avens, Geum triflorum} North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits

{n: prairie wake-robin, prairie trillium, Trillium recurvatum} trillium of central United States having dark purple sessile flowers

{n: prince's-feather, gentleman's-cane, prince's-plume, red amaranth, purple amaranth, Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys} tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal

{n: purple anise, Illicium floridanum} small shrubby tree with purple flowers; found in wet soils of southeastern United States

{n: purple apricot, black apricot, Prunus dasycarpa} small hybrid apricot of Asia and Asia Minor having purplish twigs and white flowers following by inferior purple fruit

{n: purple bacteria} free-living Gram-negative pink to purplish-brown bacteria containing bacteriochlorophyll

{n: purple chinese houses, innocense, Collinsia bicolor, Collinsia heterophylla} white and lavender to pale-blue flowers grow in perfect rings of widely spaced bands around the stems forming a kind of pagoda; California

{n: purple clematis, purple virgin's bower, mountain clematis, Clematis verticillaris} climber of northeastern North America having waxy purplish-blue flowers

{n: purple cress, Cardamine douglasii} small perennial herb of cooler regions of North America with racemose purple flowers

{n: purple emperor, Apatura iris} large European butterfly the male of which has wings shaded with purple

{n: purple finch, Carpodacus purpureus} North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rump

{n: purple fringeless orchid, purple fringeless orchis, Habenaria peramoena} orchid of northeastern and alpine eastern North America closely related to the purple fringed orchids but having rosy-purple or violet flowers with denticulate leaf divisions

{n: purple gallinule} gallinules with showy purplish plumage

{n: purple grackle, Quiscalus quiscula} eastern United States grackle

{n: purple heather, Brewer's mountain heather, Phyllodoce breweri} semi-prostrate evergreen herb of western United States

{n: purple locoweed, purple loco, Oxytropis lambertii} tufted locoweed of southwestern United States having purple or pink to white flowers

{n: purple loosestrife, spiked loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria} marsh herb with a long spike of purple flowers; originally of Europe but now rampant in eastern United States

{n: purple martin, Progne subis} large North American martin of which the male is blue-black

{n: purple milk vetch, Astragalus danicus} perennial of southern and western Europe having dense racemes of purple or violet flowers

{n: purple mullein, Verbascum phoeniceum} Eurasian mullein with showy purple or pink flowers

{n: purple onion, red onion} flat mild onion having purplish tunics; used as garnish on hamburgers and salads

{n: purple passage} a passage full of ornate and flowery language

{n: purple poppy mallow, Callirhoe involucrata} hairy perennial of central United States having round deeply lobed leaves and loose panicles of large crimson-purple or cherry-red flowers

{n: purple rock brake, Pellaea atropurpurea} very short shallowly creeping North American fern usually growing on cliffs or walls and having dark glossy leaf axes

{n: purple sage, chaparral sage, Salvia leucophylla} silvery-leaved California herb with purple flowers

{n: purple sanicle, Sanicula bipinnatifida} sanicle of northwestern United States and British Columbia having yellow or red or purple flowers

{n: purple saxifrage, Saxifraga oppositifolia} plants forming dense cushions with bright reddish-lavender flowers; rocky areas of Europe and Asia and western North America

{n: purple silkweed, Asclepias purpurascens} perennial of eastern North America having pink-purple flowers

{n: purple trillium, red trillium, birthroot, Trillium erectum} trillium of eastern North America having malodorous pink to purple flowers and an astringent root used in folk medicine especially to ease childbirth

{n: purple willow, red willow, red osier, basket willow, purple osier, Salix purpurea} Eurasian osier having reddish or purple twigs and bark rich in tannin

{n: purple, purpleness} a purple color or pigment

{n: purple-fringed orchid, purple-fringed orchis, Habenaria fimbriata} North American orchid similar to Habenaria psycodes with larger paler flowers

{n: purple-fringed orchid, purple-fringed orchis, Habenaria psycodes} North American orchid with clusters of fragrant purple fringed flowers

{n: purple-stemmed aster} a variety of aster

{n: purple} of imperial status
"he was born to the purple"

{n: purplish blue, royal blue} a shade of blue tinged with purple

{n: purplish red} a red with a tinge of purple

{n: rattlesnake root, Prenanthes purpurea} herb of central and southern Europe having purple florets

{n: rattlesnake weed, Hieracium venosum} a hawkweed with a rosette of purple-veined basal leaves; Canada to northern Georgia and Kentucky

{n: red cabbage} cabbage plant with a compact head of reddish purple leaves

{n: red clover, purple clover, Trifolium pratense} erect to decumbent short-lived perennial having red-purple to pink flowers; the most commonly grown forage clover

{n: red mulberry, Morus rubra} North American mulberry having dark purple edible fruit

{n: red osier, red osier dogwood, red dogwood, American dogwood, redbrush, Cornus stolonifera} common North American shrub with reddish purple twigs and white flowers

{n: red trillium, toadshade, sessile trillium, Trillium sessile} trillium of northeastern United States with sessile leaves and red or purple flowers having a pungent odor

{n: red-spotted purple, Limenitis astyanax} similar to the banded purple but with red spots on underwing surfaces

{n: reddish purple, royal purple} a shade of purple tinged with red

{n: restharrow, rest-harrow, Ononis spinosa} Eurasian plant having loose racemes of pink or purple flowers and spiny stems and tough roots

{n: rex begonia, king begonia, painted-leaf begonia, beefsteak geranium, Begonia rex} any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers

{n: ribier} dark reddish-purple table grape of California

{n: riflebird, Ptloris paradisea} velvety black Australian bird of paradise with green and purple iridescence on head and tail

{n: robin's plantain, Erigeron pulchellus} common perennial of eastern North America having flowers with usually violet-purple rays

{n: rose globe lily, Calochortus amoenus} globe lily with deep rose-pink or purple egg-shaped flowers on flexuous stems; western slopes of Sierra Nevada in San Joaquin Valley

{n: rose mallow, Alcea rosea, Althea rosea} plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock

{n: rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus} Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe

{n: rosebay, Rhododendron maxima} late-spring-blooming rhododendron of eastern North America having rosy to pink-purple flowers

{n: saffron, saffron crocus, Crocus sativus} Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

{n: salad burnet, burnet bloodwort, pimpernel, Poterium sanguisorba} European garden herb with purple-tinged flowers and leaves that are sometimes used for salads

{n: salal, shallon, Gaultheria shallon} small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-size berries

{n: salsify, oyster plant, vegetable oyster, Tragopogon porrifolius} Mediterranean biennial herb with long-stemmed heads of purple ray flowers and milky sap and long edible root; naturalized throughout United States

{n: salsilla, Bomarea edulis} tropical vine having pink-and-yellow flowers spotted purple and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; West Indies to northern South America

{n: salsilla, Bomarea salsilla} tropical vine having umbels of small purple flowers and edible roots sometimes boiled as a potato substitute; Colombia

{n: salt tree, Halimodendron halodendron, Halimodendron argenteum} spiny shrub of the Caspian salt plains and Siberia having elegant silvery, downy young foliage and mildly fragrant pink-purple blooms

{n: saskatoon, serviceberry, shadberry, juneberry} edible purple or red berries

{n: satinleaf, satin leaf, caimitillo, damson plum, Chrysophyllum oliviforme} tropical American timber tree with dark hard heavy wood and small plumlike purple fruit

{n: scammony, Convolvulus scammonia} twining plant of Asia Minor having cream to purple flowers and long thick roots yielding a cathartic resin

{n: scarlet pimpernel, red pimpernel, poor man's weatherglass, Anagallis arvensis} herb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather

{n: schizopetalon, Schizopetalon walkeri} a dainty South American annual having deeply pinnatifid leaves and racemes of fringed almond-scented purple-white flowers

{n: sea moss} any of various red algae having graceful rose to purple fronds (e.g. dulse or carrageen)

{n: senega, Polygala alba} perennial bushy herb of central and southern United States having white flowers with green centers and often purple crest; similar to Seneca snakeroot

{n: shellflower, shell-flower, turtlehead, snakehead, snake-head, Chelone glabra} showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple

{n: showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa} milkweed of southern North America having large starry purple and pink flowers

{n: showy orchis, purple orchis, purple-hooded orchis, Orchis spectabilis} North American orchid having a spike of violet-purple flowers mixed with white; sepals and petals form a hood

{n: silversword, Argyroxiphium sandwicense} low-growing plant found only in volcanic craters on Hawaii having rosettes of narrow pointed silver-green leaves and clusters of profuse red-purple flowers on a tall stem

{n: silverweed} any of various twining shrubs of the genus Argyreia having silvery leaves and showy purple flowers

{n: siskiyou lewisia, Lewisia cotyledon} evergreen perennial having a dense basal rosette of long spatula-shaped leaves and panicles of pink or white-and-red-striped or pink-purple flowers; found on cliffs and in rock crevices in mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California

{n: skunk cabbage, polecat weed, foetid pothos, Symplocarpus foetidus} deciduous perennial low-growing fetid swamp plant of eastern North America having minute flowers enclosed in a mottled greenish or purple cowl-shaped spathe

{n: sloe} small sour dark purple fruit of especially the Allegheny plum bush

{n: smooth darling pea, Swainsona galegifolia} erect or trailing perennial of eastern Australia having axillary racemes of blue to purple or red flowers

{n: snailflower, snail-flower, snail flower, snail bean, corkscrew flower, Vigna caracalla, Phaseolus caracalla} perennial tropical American vine cultivated for its racemes of showy yellow and purple flowers having the corolla keel coiled like a snail shell; sometimes placed in genus Phaseolus

{n: snake's head fritillary, guinea-hen flower, checkered daffodil, leper lily, Fritillaria meleagris} Eurasian checkered lily with pendant flowers usually veined and checkered with purple or maroon on a pale ground and shaped like the bells carried by lepers in medieval times; widely grown as an ornamental

{n: sodium thiopental, phenobarbital, phenobarbitone, Luminal, purple heart} a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

{n: soy, soya, soybean, soya bean, soybean plant, soja, soja bean, Glycine max} erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia

{n: spider flower, spider plant, Cleome hassleriana} native to South America but naturalized in warm parts of United States; grown for its long-lasting spider-shaped white to pink-purple flowers

{n: spike lavender, French lavender, Lavandula latifolia} Mediterranean plant with pale purple flowers that yields spike lavender oil

{n: spotted coral root, Corallorhiza maculata} common coral root having yellowish- or reddish- or purplish-brown leafless stems bearing loose racemes of similarly colored flowers with white purple-spotted lips; Guatemala to Canada

{n: spotted cowbane, spotted hemlock, spotted water hemlock} tall biennial water hemlock of northeastern North America having purple-spotted stems and clusters of extremely poisonous tuberous roots resembling small sweet potatoes

{n: spring squill, Scilla verna, sea onion} European scilla with small blue or purple flowers

{n: star apple, caimito, Chrysophyllum cainito} evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit star-shaped in cross section and dark green leaves with golden silky undersides

{n: star-thistle, caltrop, Centauria calcitrapa} Mediterranean annual or biennial herb having pinkish to purple flowers surrounded by spine-tipped scales; naturalized in America

{n: stemless carline thistle, Carlina acaulis} stemless perennial having large flowers with white or purple-brown florets nestled in a rosette of long spiny leaves hairy beneath; of alpine regions of southern and eastern Europe

{n: sticky aster, Machaeranthera bigelovii} wild aster having leafy stems and flower heads with narrow bright reddish-lavender or purple rays; western Colorado to Arizona

{n: sticky geranium, Geranium viscosissimum} geranium of western North America having pinkish-purple flowers in open clusters

{n: stinking iris, gladdon, gladdon iris, stinking gladwyn, roast beef plant, Iris foetidissima} iris with purple flowers and foul-smelling leaves; southern and western Europe and North Africa

{n: striped coral root, Corallorhiza striata} nearly leafless wildflower with erect reddish-purple stems bearing racemes of pale pinkish and brownish-striped flowers; western Canada to Mexico

{n: sugarberry, hackberry} small edible dark purple to black berry with large pits; southern United States

{n: summer cypress, burning bush, fire bush, fire-bush, belvedere, Bassia scoparia, Kochia scoparia} densely branched Eurasian plant; foliage turns purple-red in autumn

{n: swamp laurel, bog laurel, bog kalmia, Kalmia polifolia} laurel of bogs of northwestern United States having small purple flowers and pale leaves that are glaucous beneath

{n: swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata} densely branching perennial of the eastern United States with white to crimson or purple flowers

{n: sweet scabious, pincushion flower, mournful widow, Scabiosa atropurpurea} Old World annual having fragrant purple to deep crimson flower heads; naturalized in United States

{n: sweet vetch, Hedysarum boreale} perennial of western United States having racemes of pink to purple flowers followed by flat pods that separate into nearly orbicular joints

{n: sweet violet, garden violet, English violet, Viola odorata} European violet typically having purple to white flowers; widely naturalized

{n: sweet white violet, white violet, woodland white violet, Viola blanda} short-stemmed violet of eastern North America having fragrant purple-veined white flowers

{n: tahoka daisy, tansy leaf aster, Machaeranthera tanacetifolia} wild aster with fernlike leaves and flower heads with very narrow bright purple rays; Alberta to Texas and Mexico

{n: tall mallow, high mallow, cheese, cheeseflower, Malva sylvestris} erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States

{n: throatwort, nettle-leaved bellflower, Campanula trachelium} European bellflower with blue-purple to lilac flowers formerly used to treat sore throat

{n: tomatillo, husk tomato, Mexican husk tomato} small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk

{n: tomatillo, miltomate, purple ground cherry, jamberry, Physalis philadelphica} Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes

{n: tongueflower, tongue-flower} orchid having blue to purple flowers with tongue-shaped or strap-shaped protuberances (calli) at the lip base

{n: tree cotton, Gossypium arboreum} East Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossoms

{n: tree mallow, velvetleaf, velvet-leaf, Lavatera arborea} arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States

{n: trompillo, white horse nettle, prairie berry, purple nightshade, silverleaf nightshade, silver-leaved nightshade, silver-leaved nettle, Solanum elaeagnifolium} weedy nightshade with silvery foliage and violet or blue or white flowers; roundish berry widely used to curdle milk; central United States to South America

{n: true blackberry, Rubus fruticosus} the true blackberry of Europe as well as any of numerous varieties having sweet edible black or dark purple berries

{n: twinberry, Lonicera involucrata} shrubby honeysuckle with purple flowers; western North America

{n: ultramarine} a vivid blue to purple-blue color

{n: velvet plant, purple velvet plant, royal velvet plant, Gynura aurantiaca} Javanese foliage plant grown for their handsome velvety leaves with violet-purple hairs

{n: violet wood sorrel, Oxalis violacea} perennial herb of eastern North America with palmately compound leaves and usually rose-purple flowers

{n: visual purple, rhodopsin, retinal purple} a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light

{n: wahoo, burning bush, Euonymus atropurpureus} deciduous shrub having purple capsules enclosing scarlet seeds

{n: wall germander, Teucrium chamaedrys} European perennial subshrub with red-purple or bright rose flowers with red and white spots

{n: wandflower, Sparaxis tricolor} a showy often-cultivated plant with tawny yellow often purple-spotted flowers

{n: water avens, Indian chocolate, purple avens, chocolate root, Geum rivale} erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals

{n: water-shield, Brasenia schreberi, water-target} aquatic plant with floating oval leaves and purple flowers; in lakes and slow-moving streams; suitable for aquariums

{n: white camas, Zigadenus glaucus} plant of eastern and central North America having creamy white flowers tinged with brown or purple; poisonous especially to grazing animals

{n: whorled aster, Aster acuminatus} North American perennial with apparently whorled leaves and showy white purple-tinged flowers

{n: wild cinnamon, white cinnamon tree, Canella winterana, Canella-alba} large evergreen shrub or small tree having white aromatic bark and leathery leaves and small purple to red flowers in terminal cymes

{n: wild geranium, spotted cranesbill, Geranium maculatum} common wild geranium of eastern North America with deeply parted leaves and rose-purple flowers

{n: wild leek, Levant garlic, kurrat, Allium ampeloprasum} coarse Old World perennial having a large bulb and tall stalk of greenish purple-tinged flowers; widely naturalized

{n: wood lily, Lilium philadelphicum} lily of eastern North America having orange to orange-red purple-spotted flowers

{n: yellow adder's tongue, trout lily, amberbell, Erythronium americanum} eastern North American dogtooth having solitary yellow flowers marked with brown or purple and spotted interiors

{n: yellow honeysuckle, Lonicera dioica} twining deciduous shrub with clusters of purple-tinged yellow-green flowers; northeastern America

{n: yellow lady's slipper, yellow lady-slipper, Cypripedium calceolus, Cypripedium parviflorum} maroon to purple-brown orchid with yellow lip; Europe, North America and Japan

{n: zebra orchid, Caladenia cairnsiana} orchid with reddish linear leaves and panicle of purple-marked pale-yellow flowers with deep red or purple lip; southwestern Australia

{v: purple, empurple, purpurate} color purple

{v: purple} become purple

And there, not two feet from me, is a yellow crocus, and behind it, a purple one, each satin tube swelling and preparing to open.
离我不到两英尺的地方,有一株黄色的藏红花,它的后面还有一株紫色的。柔软的长长的筒形花蕾都鼓得圆圆的,随时会绽苞怒放。

On the road, your Global Positioning System( GPS) provides a color-coded map flashing red for roadwork, purple for accidents, and sky blue for clear sailing.
上路后,全球定位系统( GPS )提供一份彩色地图,路面上如有修路工作就闪红色,事故闪紫色,畅通无阻闪天蓝色。

P. PURPLE 紫色

purple 紫色

紫色 purple

紫砂 purple granulated, purple sand, terra-cotta

Purple Perilla Seed Oil 紫苏籽油

Purple Sweet Potato Extract 紫地瓜提取物(花青素的糖甙)

Visual purple 视紫〔红质〕

cresol purple 甲酚紫

甲酚紫 cresol purple


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