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  ( purples    plural  )
1       colour   Something that is purple is of a reddish-blue colour.  
She wore purple and green silk., ...sinister dark greens and purples.     
2       adj   Purple prose or a purplepatch is a piece of writing that contains very elaborate language or images.  
usu ADJ n  
...passages of purple prose describing intense experiences.     

Purple Heart        ( Purple Hearts    plural  ) The Purple Heart is a medal that is given to members of the US Armed Forces who have been wounded during battle.      n-count  
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purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
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