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.

Nearby words

  1. purple sage,
  2. purple sandpiper,
  3. purple shore crab,
  4. purple trillium,
  5. purple-fringed orchid,
  6. purplish,
  7. purport,
  8. purported,
  9. purportedly,
  10. purpose

Origin of purpleheart

First recorded in 1790–1800; purple + heart

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