Definition of purpurascent in English:

purpurascent

adjective

Botany
  • Inclining to or tinged with purple; somewhat purple; turning purple.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Shaw (1751–1813), natural historian. From scientific Latin purpurascens somewhat purple, turning purple, use as adjective of classical Latin purpurascēns, present participle of purpurascere to become purple from purpurāre + -sc-.

Pronunciation

purpurascent

/ˌpəːpjʊˈrasnt/