[pur-pyoo r]Heraldry.


the tincture or color purple.


of the tincture or color purple.

Origin of purpure

before 900; Middle English, Old English < Latin purpura purple
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noun, adjective

(usually postpositive) heraldry purple

Word Origin for purpure

Old English from Latin purpura purple
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