purpleheart

[ pur-puh l-hahrt ]
/ ˈpɜr pəlˌhɑrt /

noun

the hard, purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture.

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Origin of purpleheart

First recorded in 1790–1800; purple + heart
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