purpure

[pur-pyoo r]Heraldry.
adjective
  1. of the tincture or color purple.

Origin of purpure

before 900; Middle English, Old English < Latin purpura purple
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purpure

noun, adjective
  1. (usually postpositive) heraldry purple

Word Origin for purpure

Old English from Latin purpura purple
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