[pur-pahrt] /ˈpɜr pɑrt/
[per-loin, pur-loin] /pərˈlɔɪn, ˈpɜr lɔɪn/ verb (used with object) 1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer. verb (used without object) 2. to commit theft; steal. /pɜːˈlɔɪn/ verb 1. to take (something) dishonestly; steal v. mid-14c., “remove, misappropriate,” from Anglo-French purloigner “remove,” Old French porloigner “put off, retard, delay, drag out; be far away,” from por- […]
plural noun 1. a group of Gram-negative pink to purplish-brown bacteria, comprising the purple sulfur bacteria and purple nonsulfur bacteria, that occur in anaerobic aquatic environments and carry out a unique form of photosynthesis without oxygen, using the pigment bacteriochlorophyll.
noun 1. .
- Purple book
1. The “System V Interface Definition”. The covers of the first editions were an amazingly nauseating shade of off-lavender. 2. The Wizard Book. See also book titles. [Jargon File]