adj. Of or pertaining to the color purple.
Because purple dye was so difficult to obtain and expensive to produce, purple became the royal color in many parts of the world and is traditionally associated with royalty, power, and wealth.
The name of the ancient city Phoenicia, or Canaan, means “Land of the Purple” and was the hub of the ancient purple dye industry. The Minoans, a recently-discovered ancient civilization on the now Greek island of Crete, are believed to be the first to produce purple dye.
If you’re born “in the purple” you are born of high or noble birth.
Samuel “Sammie Purple” Cohen formed Detroit’s “Purple Gang,” a local gang of Jewish thugs and bootleggers in the 20’s and 30’s. This may be the only time we ever write the phrase “Jewish thugs” and mean it.
Hastings Elementary School in Westborough, MA has an annual “Purple Day.” The children ask everyone to wear purple to show that individuals can change behavior as a model for how to make environmental, earth-protecting changes.
Epilepsy - Purple Day
An annual Purple Day is held to raise awareness and educate people about the real facts epilepsy. Everyone is asked to wear purple on that day. When you’re done shopping for purple, you might like to visit their Purple Day site
China’s famous “Forbidden City” in modern Beijing is technically called “The Purple Forbidden City,” a reference to a secret purple area in heaven thought to be centered near the north star.
Purple Island, Korea
Banwol Island, off the west coast of southern South Korea, has become known as "the purple island" after painting the roofs of some 400 buildings a lovely shade of lilac. Since 2018, more than 490,000 guests have visited the islands..
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Purple People Bridge
A purple pedestrian bridge joining Ohio and Kentucky can be rented out for weddings, parties, and more. Called the “Purple People Bridge,” the former railroad bridge spans 2,670 feet across the Ohio River near Cincinnati.
Yep we have The Phantom in purple. Read more at http://www.deepwoods.org/purple.html