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purple

 [pur´p'l]
1. a color between blue and red.
2. a substance of this color used as a dye or indicator.
visual purple rhodopsin.

pur·ple

(pŭr'pĕl),
A color formed by a mixture of blue and red. For individual purple dyes see specific name.
[L. purpura]
Drug slang A regional term for ketamine
Fringe medicine/Quackery A colour believed to be good for emotional problems, rheumatism, epilepsy, reducing pain, deep tissue work, bones, as understood in the context of the pseudoscience known as colour therapy

pur·ple

(pŭr'pĕl)
A color formed by a mixture of blue and red.
[L. purpura]

purple 

A mixture, in suitable proportions, of short wave radiations (less than 400 nm) and long wave radiations (greater than 700 nm). It is a complementary colour to yellow-green. Purples are colour stimuli represented on the chromaticity diagram by the straight line joining the ends of the spectrum locus. Syn. non-spectral colour; non-spectral purple.

Patient discussion about purple

Q. what is a purple spot on penis

A. could be some kind of hematoma- a bruise, blood vessels that bleed internally and caused a"papula". if you press it and it changes color to white- that could be it. if not, here are some more suggestions:
http://menshealth.about.com/od/diseasesconditions/a/penis_spots.htm

Q. why my hands are getting purple and freezing?

A. thank you, but these answers are not correct answers for my question

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Deep and purply, it has a huge concentration of ripe plum and damson fruit, with silky tannins, and would undoubtedly make the rich blend of spices in the curry seem even more intense.
And she said his head was "puffed out" and a weird purply, yellow colour.
Then she opened the front door, ran to the bathroom, washed the tobacco out of her mouth with cold water and in the mirror, calmly inspected her purply bruise.
Deep and purply, it has a big ripe smell of berry fruit and spice, with hints of both liquorice and chocolate.
Amethyst and Rose Quartz are tres aujourd'hui (I use these terms just to amuse you, I promise) as purply pinks are big news this winter.
IT has wonderful banana-like leaves, either in green, purply green or green striped with yellow, plus brilliant red, pink and yellow flowers for maximum impact.
Like a pot of nail varnish a little brush delivers a thin purply liquid to your skin, which, before it drips, you are supposed to smooth in.
The final 15 - 10 women and five men - were a mixed bunch, young and old, a girl with frizzy blonde hair, a balding, elderly man who walked with a limp, another in a black polo neck and leather jacket who was not perhaps quite as young as his clothes, and a lady in an expensive purply blue suit who, even if she doesn't, looked as if she comes from Morningside.
Deep and purply, it has an intense, black cherry, plum, custard and bramble taste and smell, balanced by just enough acidity and tannin.