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  • adj. of brown tinged with purple


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  • The discovery of large numbers of the purple-brown flame brocades was first made by Butterfly Conservation officer for Sussex Michael Blencowe and his friend Graeme Lyons when a moth turned up in a back garden at the weekend.

    Heatwave brings rare moths to UK

  • Its dark purple-brown colors denote not just extreme drought, but "exceptional" drought.

    Where the Game Is in a Dry Season

  • Some 20,000 visitors besiege the town of about 1,700 residents surrounded in the distance by purple-brown mountains.

    Smoke Signals: The glory of a Hatch chile

  • They had been waiting since the fall, their flowers shrouded yet ready, and soon the bogs were carpeted in the purple-brown of alders, and chipmunks and beavers were on the move.

    The Whisperers

  • Hydrothelphusa vencesi is a maximum (known) size of 52 mm (just over 2 inches) and has a purple-brown shell (carapace).

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • In front of our condo were beautiful olive trees that dropped purple-brown olives.


  • In the same plate of set B, it is the orange-brown and orange, and the brown-purple and purple-brown that appear indistinguishable.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • With ants, ant lions, and purple-brown earthworms.

    Rainbow’s End

  • The crisp and chewy chocolate meringue base, rich in cocoa and beaded nuggets of chopped plain chocolate, provides a sombre, almost purple-brown layer beneath the fat whiteness of the cream and matt, glowering crimson raspberries on top: It is a killer combination.

    Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova

  • In the space of a heartbeat, the purple-brown field receded into the horizon until it dissolved into the haze.

    String Theory, Book 3: Evolution


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