Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Purple: represented in heraldry by diagonal lines from the sinister base of the shield to the dexter chief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Her.) Purple, -- represented in engraving by diagonal lines declining from the right top to the left base of the escutcheon (or from sinister chief to dexter base).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun heraldry : A purple colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by diagonal parallel lines 45 degrees clockwise.
  • adjective heraldry In blazon, of the colour purple.

Etymologies

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From Old French purpure ("purple").

Examples

  • The juma records stated the Collector had been buried in his "robes of purpure royal."

    Song of Time

  • The juma records stated the Collector had been buried in his "robes of purpure royal."

    Song of Time

  • I think the purple of the mantling highly effective -- purpure, that's called -- which, taken with the red and black, would give a most romantic light to our hall in New Babylon if we put a window at the turn of the stair.

    The Henchman

  • In the Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica (Vol. I, p. 254) the family is traced to the year 1588, and the arms given as Vair, purpure and erm on a chief gu.

    Virginia and Virginians

  • It displayed on a field, vert, three waving transverse bars argent, and in a free quarter-purpure - dexter a medal of the Franco-Prussian War in natural colors.

    The Malady of the Century

  • That old shield of Florence, parted per pale, argent and gules, (or our own Saxon Oswald's, parted per pale, or and purpure,) are heraldry changeless in sign; declaring the necessary balance, in ruling men, of the Rational and Imaginative powers; pure Alp, and glowing cloud.

    Val d'Arno

  • Colemanus impavidus nondum, atque in purpure natus

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • _Ogress_ is sable: the _Pomme_ is vert: and the _Golpe_ is purpure.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • For DE LACI, Earl of LINCOLN -- _Or, a Lion rampt. purpure_ (E.  2), No. 194.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • It is bubbling, clear purpure in color and tastes like peppermint with a hint of corn.

    theRPGSite

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