Tyrian-purple meaning

tĭr'ē-ən
A reddish-purple dye obtained from certain Mediterranean mollusks of the family Muricidae that was highly prized in antiquity.
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A natural purple dye originally extracted from the glands of snails (family Muricidae) by the ancient Phoenicians of Tyre: widely used in the ancient and classical world in the dyeing of cloth.
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Bluish red.
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A deep purple dyestuff obtained from the bodies of mollusks of the genus Murex.
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A deep purple colour, tinted with red, like that of the dye.

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Of a deep purple colour, tinted with red, like that of the dye.
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Origin of tyrian-purple

  • After Tyre
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition