pur·​pure ˈpər-pyər How to pronounce purpure (audio)
: the heraldic color purple

Word History


Middle English, from Old English, purple

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Purpure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purpure. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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