from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. : A purple colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by diagonal parallel lines 45 degrees clockwise.
- adj. In blazon, of the colour purple.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Purple, -- represented in engraving by diagonal lines declining from the right top to the left base of the escutcheon (or from sinister chief to dexter base).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Purple: represented in heraldry by diagonal lines from the sinister base of the shield to the dexter chief.
From Old French purpure ("purple"). (Wiktionary)