a large American swallow, Progne subis, the male of which is blue-black.
noun 1. . noun 1. a large mite, Panonychus citri, that is an important pest of citrus.
[kash-uh s, kash-ee-uh s, kah-see-uh s] /ˈkæʃ əs, ˈkæʃ i əs, ˈkɑ si əs/ noun 1. a purple pigment precipitated as a sol by the interaction of gold chloride and a solution of stannic acid and stannous chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of ruby glass, ceramic glazes, and enamels.
noun 1. a variety of the velvet plant, Gynura aurantiaca, having trailing stems and leaves densely covered with purple hairs, grown as a houseplant.
- Purple patch
noun 1. Also called purple passage. a section in a piece of writing characterized by rich, fanciful, or ornate language 2. (slang) a period of success, good fortune, etc