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
- Purple potato
noun a type of smaller oval-shaped potato with a purplish black outer skin and vivid purple Examples A purple potato from Eastern Europe may be the key to solving the biggest economic obstacle facing the organic farming industry. Word Origin cooking