purpleheart

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noun pur·ple·heart \ˈpər-pəl-ˌhärt\

Definition of purpleheart

  1. :  a strong durable purplish wood that is obtained from various leguminous trees (genus Peltogyne) of Central and South America; also :  a tree producing such wood

1738

First Known Use of purpleheart

1738

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