Definition of purpure in English:

purpure

noun

mass noun
  • Purple, as a heraldic tincture.

    • ‘The actual arms of Baden red on gold were thus replaced by gold on purpure.’
    • ‘Many authorities reject the authenticity of purpure as a tincture.’

Origin

Old English (in the sense ‘purple garment’), from Latin purpura (see purpura), reinforced by Old French purpre and influenced by words ending in -ure.

Pronunciation

purpure

/ˈpəːpjʊə/