- 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
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Examples from the Web for murrey
A blue coat, murrey waistcoat, and breeches of drab set off a figure that could scarcely be surpassed.A Group of Noble Dames
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
The citizens were all in their best; their garments were for the most part of sober colors—russet, murrey, brown, and gray.St. George for England
G. A. Henty
- British archaic mulberry-coloured
C14: from Old French moré, ultimately from Latin mōrum mulberry
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