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purpleheart

[pur-puh l-hahrt] /ˈpɜr pəlˌhɑrt/
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
1790-1800
1790-1800; purple + heart
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