Definition of purpurisse in English:

purpurisse

(also purpurice)

noun

rare, historical
  • A kind of red or purple cosmetic paint or paste applied to the lips and cheeks.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in William Horman (1457–1535), schoolmaster and grammarian. From classical Latin purpurissum purpurissum.

Pronunciation

purpurisse

/ˈpəːpjʊrɪs/