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purple of mollusca

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a coloring matter derived from certain mollusks, which dyes wool, etc., of a purple or crimson color, and is supposed to be the substance of the famous Tyrian dye. It is obtained from Ianthina, and from several species of Purpura, and Murex.

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