Purpre to Puseyism
(Pur"pre) n. & a. Purple. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Pur*pres"ture) n. [Probably corrupted (see Prest) fr. OF. pourprisure, fr. pourprendre: cf.
LL. purprestura. Cf. Purprise.] (Law) Wrongful encroachment upon another's property; esp., any encroachment
upon, or inclosure of, that which should be common or public, as highways, rivers, harbors, forts, etc.
[Written also pourpresture.]
(Pur"prise) n. [OF. pourpris,fr. pourprendre to take away entirely; pour for + prendre to take.]
A close or inclosure; the compass of a manor. Bacon.
(||Pur"pu*ra) n. [L., purple, purple fish: cf. F. purpura. See Purple.]
1. (Med.) A disease characterized by livid spots on the skin from extravasated blood, with loss of muscular
strength, pain in the limbs, and mental dejection; the purples. Dunglison.
2. (Zoöl.) A genus of marine gastropods, usually having a rough and thick shell. Some species yield a
(Pur"pu*rate) a. Of or pertaining to purpura.
(Pur"pu*rate), n. (Chem.) A salt of purpuric acid.
(Pur"pure) n. [L. purpura purple. See Purple.] (Her.) Purple, represented in engraving
by diagonal lines declining from the right top to the left base of the escutcheon (or from sinister chief to
(Pur*pu"re*al) a. Of a purple color; purple.
(Pur*pu"re*o-) A combining form signifying of a purple or purple-red color. Specif. (Chem.),
used in designating certain brilliant purple-red compounds of cobaltic chloride and ammonia, similar to
the roseocobaltic compounds. See Cobaltic.
(Pur*pu"ric) a. [Cf. F. purpurique.]
1. (Med.) Of or pertaining to purpura. Dunglison.
2. (Chem.) Pertaining to or designating, a nitrogenous acid contained in uric acid. It is not known in
the pure state, but forms well-known purple-red compounds (as murexide), whence its name.
Purpuric acid was formerly used to designate murexan. See Murexan.
(Pur"pu*rin) n. (Chem.) A dyestuff resembling alizarin, found in madder root, and extracted
as an orange or red crystalline substance.
(Pur`pu*rip"a*rous) a. [L. purpura purple + parere to produce.] (Biol.) Producing, or
connected with, a purple-colored secretion; as, the purpuriparous gland of certain gastropods.
(Pur`pu*rog"e*nous) a. [L. purpura purple + -genous.] (Biol.) Having the power to
produce a purple color; as, the purpurogenous membrane, or choroidal epithelium, of the eye. See Visual
purple, under Visual.
(Purr) v. i. & t. To murmur as a cat. See Pur.
(Purr), n. The low murmuring sound made by a cat; pur. See Pur.
(Purre) n. (Zoöl.) The dunlin. [Prov. Eng.]