1. Of or pertaining to Tyre or its people.
2. Being of the color called Tyrian purple.
The bright-eyed perch with fins of Tyrian dye. --Pope.
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.
Tyr·i·an, n. A native of Tyre.