Definition of purpureous in English:

purpureous

adjective

  • Purple in colour; purplish.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Tomlinson (fl. 1657). From classical Latin purpureus (adjective) purple + -ous.

Pronunciation

purpureous

/pəːˈpjʊərɪəs//pəːˈpjɔːrɪəs/