purplish-black love


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

  • adj. of black tinged with purple


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  • Frostbitten areas turn purplish-black when they are warmed again, and form a hard shell that peels off painfully.

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  • The entire right side of my chest is stained with purplish-black blotches from damage to the lymphatic vessels under my skin.

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  • Her eyes were blue on top of purplish-black crescent-shaped bruises.

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  • I was particularly taken with the Black Pearl tomatoes I came across – they had a deep purplish-black color and were described as “the Johnny Depp of tomatoes” whoever gives me the best explanation of that one wins a prize.

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  • The Hass, for instance, which is the leading type of California avocado, has a light green skin that turns purplish-black when it ripens and the meat is pale green with a creamy texture.


  • He got to his hands and knees and began to vomit, the contents of his stomach merging with the foul purplish-black blood and flesh of the dead zerg.

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  • The cold blond hair and purplish-black skin were common on high-UV worlds, while the brown eyes were as ordinary as could be.

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  • He was wearing a purplish-black robe and long blue hair secured in back as a simple horsetail.

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  • The J'Jal librarian wore the same purplish-black robe and blue ponytail, and his expression hadn't changed in the last few days — a bilious outrage focused on those who would injure his helpless dependents.

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  • Most ripe avocados are green, but some varieties turn purplish-black, maroon, or brown as they ripen.



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