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[mass noun] Purple, as a heraldic tincture.
- ‘Many authorities reject the authenticity of purpure as a tincture.’
- ‘The actual arms of Baden red on gold were thus replaced by gold on purpure.’
Old English (in the sense ‘purple garment’), from Latin purpura (see purpura), reinforced by Old French purpre and influenced by words ending in -ure.
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