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Adj.1.purple-black - of black tinged with purple
achromatic, neutral - having no hue; "neutral colors like black or white"
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Through the falling snow a purple-black and starry sky showed itself and the frost grew keener.
The far-reaching world of the moor itself looked softly blue instead of gloomy purple-black or awful dreary gray.
He was neither blue-black nor purple-black, but plum-black.
He favors fat varieties like purple-striped Behold Hybrid or the purple-black heirloom Black Beauty, which grows much wider and about 5 to 6 inches long at maturity.
WORDWISE: B WHO AM I: Zandra Rhodes 10 QUESTIONS: 1 August (Augustus), 2 Seaham Hall, 3 Hex, 4 New York, 5 Ireland, 6 Black (or purple-black), 7 Pink, 8 Greenland, 9 Eight, 10 Mechanical computer
Which purple-black halogen is represented by the symbol I?
The variety Magpie, also sold as William Guinness, is trendy, with dramatic purple-black and white flowers.
In 2006, we planted lots of different eggplants: 'Swallow,' a long, thin purple-black hybrid; 'Violetta Lunga,' an open-pollinated (OP) long purple eggplant; 'Listada de Gandia,' a purple--and-white-striped, egg-shaped fruit; the black, egg-shaped 'Early Black Egg'; 'Black Beauty,' with its dark-purple egg shape; and, for the first time, 'Nadia,' a large, purple-black, teardrop-shaped fruit.
3 Crocus 'Orange Monarch' (dobbies.com; directbulbs.co.uk) This crocus, with citrus orange petals and purple-black feathering, reflects the colours of the Monarch butterfly.
Deep purple-black in colour, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon springs from the glass with lifted crAaAaAeA?me de cassis, violets and chocolate box not plus hints of lilacs, raspberry leaves, anise and cardamom.
Really, their tongues are purple-black. Also, they have hearts that are two feet long.
At least one of the at least two kinds of substances displays a color series other than the yellow or yellowish brown color series (a purple or purple-black color series, or a blue or blue-black color series).