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The significance of the Purple is:
The definition of Purple is:

A color formed by, or resembling that formed by, a combination of the primary colors red and blue.
Cloth dyed a purple color, or a garment of such color; especially, a purple robe, worn as an emblem of rank or authority; specifically, the purple rode or mantle worn by Roman emperors as the emblem of imperial dignity; as, to put on the imperial purple .
Hence: Imperial sovereignty; royal rank, dignity, or favor; loosely and colloquially, any exalted station; great wealth.
A cardinalate. See Cardinal .
Any species of large butterflies, usually marked with purple or blue, of the genus Basilarchia (formerly Limenitis ) as, the banded purple ( B. arthemis ). See Illust . under Ursula .
Any shell of the genus Purpura.
See Purpura .
A disease of wheat. Same as Earcockle .

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