a dark purplish-red color.

Origin of murrey

1375–1425; late Middle English murrey, morrey < Middle French moré (adj. and noun), morée (noun) < Medieval Latin mōrātum, mōrāta, neuter and feminine of mōrātus, equivalent to Latin mōr(um) mulberry + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for murrey

Historical Examples of murrey

  • A blue coat, murrey waistcoat, and breeches of drab set off a figure that could scarcely be surpassed.

  • What would her mother say if she lost the murrey skirt, which had cost six shillings at Bridlington fair?

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore

  • Murrey, mur′i, adj. dark red or reddish brown, of mulberry colour.

  • One peculiarity of the third period is the frequent use of green patterns on “murrey”-coloured grounds.

    Needlework As Art

    Marian Alford

  • The citizens were all in their best; their garments were for the most part of sober colors—russet, murrey, brown, and gray.

British Dictionary definitions for murrey



British archaic mulberry-coloured

Word Origin for murrey

C14: from Old French moré, ultimately from Latin mōrum mulberry
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