Red-spotted purple



[red-spot-id] /ˈrɛdˌspɒt ɪd/
noun
1.
See under purple (def 7).
noun
1.
any color having components of both red and blue, such as lavender, especially one deep in tone.
2.
cloth or clothing of this hue, especially as formerly worn distinctively by persons of imperial, royal, or other high rank.
3.
the rank or office of a cardinal.
4.
the office of a bishop.
5.
imperial, regal, or princely rank or position.
6.
deep red; crimson.
7.
any of several nymphalid butterflies, as Basilarchia astyanax (red-spotted purple) having blackish wings spotted with red, or Basilarchia arthemis (banded purple or white admiral) having brown wings banded with white.
adjective, purpler, purplest.
8.
of the color purple.
9.
imperial, regal, or princely.
10.
brilliant or showy.
11.
full of exaggerated literary devices and effects; marked by excessively ornate rhetoric:
a purple passage in a novel.
12.
profane or shocking, as language.
verb (used with or without object), purpled, purpling.
13.
to make or become purple.
Idioms
14.
born in / to the purple, of royal or exalted birth:
Those born to the purple are destined to live in the public eye.
noun
1.
any of various colours with a hue lying between red and blue and often highly saturated; a nonspectral colour
2.
a dye or pigment producing such a colour
3.
cloth of this colour, often used to symbolize royalty or nobility
4.
the purple, high rank; nobility
5.

the official robe of a cardinal
the rank, office, or authority of a cardinal as signified by this

6.
the purple, bishops collectively
adjective
7.
of the colour purple
8.
(of writing) excessively elaborate or full of imagery: purple prose
9.
noble or royal

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