Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Like amethyst, especially when referring to colour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling amethyst, especially in color; bluish violet.
  • adj. Composed of, or containing, amethyst.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or resembling amethyst; of the color of amethyst; purple; violet.
  • Composed of amethyst: as, an amethystine cup.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. containing or resembling amethyst

Etymologies

amethyst +‎ -ine (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He flashes out emeralds and rubies, amethystine flames and sapphirine colours, in

    Two on a Tower

  • From it dropped curtains, shimmering, nebulous as the marching folds of the aurora; they poured, cascaded, from the amethystine band.

    The Metal Monster

  • All of half a mile in diameter was this shaft, and ringed regularly along its height by wide amethystine bands — like rings of a hollow piston.

    The Metal Monster

  • Now we were rising upon a steep slope; now the amethystine, gleaming ring was almost overheard.

    The Metal Monster

  • Framed in it was the amethystine burning of the great ring that girdled the encircling cliffs.

    The Metal Monster

  • The amethystine ring from which had been streamed the circling veils was cracked and blackened; like a seam of coal it had stretched around the Pit — a crown of mourning.

    The Metal Monster

  • Round the amethystine cross Evalie began to dance, circling it slowly to the rippling, the rustling and the rushing music of the drums.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • It was polished, and glimmered as though cut from some enormous amethystine crystal I glanced behind me.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • The soft moss glimmered ... the amethystine cross gleamed ...

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • Allhallows-tide, six weeks ere the great frost set in, the heavens had worn one heavy mask of ashen gray when clouded, or else one amethystine tinge with a hazy rim, when cloudless.

    Lorna Doone

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