from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Dark grayish blue or purple.
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- n. A dark purplish black colour
- adj. Of a dark purplish black colour
Middle English pers, from Old French, from Medieval Latin persus, back-formation from Latin Persicus, Persian, from Greek Persikos, a Persian, from Persēs, a Persian, from Old Persian Pārsa, of Median origin; akin to Old Persian Parthava-, Parthian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)