purple ( 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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