Tyrian proper n

L. < Phoenician tsor, stone, rock the city was built on.

  1. King; Queen; royalty; [fig.] sunset color; deep purple; (see ED letters).

Tyrian proper adj

see Tyrian, n.

  1. Mediterranean; Middle Eastern; pertaining to Tyre; of the port in Southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; capital of purple dye industry in the ancient world; [fig.] royal; majestic; [metaphor] purple; scarlet; violet.