In heraldry, the color purple, expressed in engravings by lines in bend sinister. It is of infrequent occurrence in British heraldry.
Related term(s): Heraldry; Bend; Sinister; Tincture; Azure; Gules
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 464.