[kash-uh s, kash-ee-uh s, kah-see-uh s] /ˈkæʃ əs, ˈkæʃ i əs, ˈkɑ si əs/
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
noun 1. writing that calls attention to itself because of its obvious use of certain effects, as exaggerated sentiment or pathos, especially in an attempt to enlist or manipulate the reader’s sympathies. Writing full of ornate or flowery language. Ornate, flowery speech can also be referred to as purple prose.