Tyrian purple

What is Tyrian purple?

Tyrian purple definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
Also called Tyrian dye. a highly prized crimson or purple dye of classical antiquity, originally obtained at great expense from a certain shellfish: later shown to be an indigo derivative and synthetically produced, and now replaced by other synthetic dyes.
a vivid, purplish red.

 

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