purpure

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pu. or purp. in heraldic contexts.

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From Old French purpure (purple).

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Noun[edit]

purpure (uncountable)

  1. (heraldry): A purple colour on a coat of arms, represented in engraving by diagonal parallel lines 45 degrees clockwise.
    • 1997: Many authorities reject the authenticity of purpure as a tincture. — Brault, Early Blazon

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purpure

  1. (heraldry) In blazon, of the colour purple.

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