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purpleheart

[pur-puh l-hahrt]
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noun
  1. the hard, purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture.

Origin of purpleheart

First recorded in 1790–1800; purple + heart
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