Long purple

(Bot.) a plant with purple flowers, supposed to be the Orchis mascula.

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Some lichens lay upon the black rocks; some microscopic plants, rudimentary diatomas, a kind of cells placed between two quartz shells; long purple and scarlet weed, supported on little swimming bladders, which the breaking of the waves brought to the shore.
Monte Cristo, on stepping into the house, heard a sigh that was almost a deep sob; he looked in the direction whence it came, and there under an arbor of Virginia jessamine,* with its thick foliage and beautiful long purple flowers, he saw Mercedes seated, with her head bowed, and weeping bitterly.
But as I was saying," he resumed, as the negro, still ostentatiously pulling on his yellow gloves, betook himself briskly towards the watering-place, a queer music-hall figure against that grey and frosty scene--"as I was saying, I couldn't describe the man very minutely, but he had a flourish and old-fashioned whiskers and moustachios, dark or dyed, as in the pictures of foreign financiers, round his neck was wrapped a long purple scarf that thrashed out in the wind as he walked.
In the middle of it was seen a magnificent palace of colored marble, on the balcony of which, every noontide, appeared Cilix, in a long purple robe, and with a jeweled crown upon his head; for the inhabitants, when they found out that he was a king's son, had considered him the fittest of all men to be a king himself.
I went for a lovely long purple number with a few sparkles which fits in with the Arabian Nights colour scheme.
BUDDLEJA 'LOCHINCH' - BUTTERFLY BUSH The air is sweetly perfumed with the fragrance of buddlejas, and the butterflies are waltzing around their long purple blooms.
BUDDLEJA 'LOCHINCH' - BUTTERFLY BUSH THE air is perfumed with the fragrance of buddlejas, and the butterflies are waltzing around their long purple blooms.
PLANT OF THE WEEK BUDDLEJA 'LOCHINCH' - BUTTERFLY BUSH The air is sweetly perfumed with the fragrance of buddlejas, and the butterflies are waltzing around their long purple blooms.
Roberto Padilla, who oversees the town's high-value crops, said 400 hectares in Barangay Lipay, San Blas, Caramutan and Pias are devoted to eggplant farming, notably the long purple variety that can grow up to a foot long.
PRINCE'S sister Tyka bore long purple locks as she attended the funeral - but her life has been very different from that of her superstar brother.
Dressed in a long purple gown, the crowd cheered as she finished, saying: "Thank you Israel.
The long purple and round green types are perfect for kare-kare, sinigang, and paksiw, which I often cook without fish or meat.