mur·​rey ˈmər-ē How to pronounce murrey (audio)
: a purplish black : mulberry

Word History


Middle English, from Anglo-French muré, from Medieval Latin moratum, from neuter of moratus mulberry colored, from Latin morum mulberry — more at mulberry

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of murrey was in the 15th century

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“Murrey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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