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Melibœʹan Dye

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A rich purple. Melibœa, in Thessaly, was famous for the ostrum, a fish used in dyeing purple.

“A military vest of purple flowed,

Lovelier than Melibœan.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Melantius
Melanuros
Melchior, Kaspar, and Balthazar
Melchisedeoians
Meleager
Melesigenes
Meletians
Meliadus (King)
Melibeus or Melibe
Melibœan Dye
Melicertes
Melior
Melisendra
Melissa (in Orlando Furioso)
Mell Supper
Mellifiuous Doctor (The)
Melon
Melons (French)
Melons
Melpomene