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  • adj. of green tinged with purple


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  • The muted purple-green color of the sage was interspersed with patches of wild-flowers, the brilliant crimsons and scarlets of Indian paintbrush, firecracker penstemon, and scarlet gilia.

    Western Man

  • Around small pastures the leaves on hazel bushes are already turning yellow and, on untrimmed hawthorn and blackthorn, there are reddening haws and purple-green sloes.

    Country diary: St Stephens-by-Saltash

  • Outside, in the weird purple-green light, a raggedy man swept across the promenade, arms and legs flailing like the limbs of a boneless doll.

    New Race

  • Almost one entire length of wall was taken up by a series of mullioned windows that offered the most spectacular views across the water to the purple-green archipelago of the Inner Hebrides, to Jura and Islay and Mull.

    The Edge of Madness

  • There's nothing more exciting than a purple-green sky sporting a rotating wall cloud.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • As the sky lightened from purple-green to green-tinged silver, he looked to the north and the waiting pteridons, and then at the sky.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • The winter sun had already set, and the silver-green sky had rapidly begun to fade into a deep purple-green.


  • Certainly, the purple-green jungles of Bajor slid by at a more leisurely rate.

    Captain’s Peril

  • From her roost the water hen stretched out her purple-green sleek neck, the kingfisher's quick glance shook droplets from his crown, and I thought love would always be that brilliant on the wing and wild.

    From the Greek

  • These feathers were black and red and purple-green, not just black.

    The Ringworld Throne


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