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Purple of mollusca

(Zool.) a coloring matter derived from certain mollusks, which dyes wool, etc., of a purple or crimson color, and is supposed to be the substance of the famous Tyrian dye. It is obtained from Ianthina, and from several species of Purpura, and Murex.

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purple fringeless orchid
purple fringeless orchis
purple gallinule
purple grackle
purple granadillo
purple ground cherry
purple heart
purple heather
purple loco
purple locoweed
purple loosestrife
purple martin
purple milk vetch
purple mullein
purple nightshade
Purple of Cassius
-- Purple of mollusca --
purple onion
purple orchis
purple osier
purple passage
purple pea
purple poppy mallow
purple rock brake
purple sage
Purple sandpiper
purple sanicle
purple saxifrage
Purple shell
purple silkweed
purple strawberry guava
purple trillium
purple velvet plant
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