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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tyrian \Tyr"i*an\, a. [L. Tyrius, from Tyrus Tyre, Gr. ?.] 1. Of or pertaining to Tyre or its people. [1913 Webster] 2. Being of the color called Tyrian purple. [1913 Webster] The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Tyrian purple, or Tyrian dye, a celebrated purple dye prepared in ancient Tyre from several mollusks, especially Ianthina, Murex, and Purpura. See the Note under Purple, n., 1, and Purple of mollusca, under Purple, n. [1913 Webster]