Pur'ple Heart' U.S.
a medal awarded for wounds received in action against an enemy or as a direct result of an act of the enemy.
pur•ple•heartPronunciation: (pûr'pul-härt"), [key]
the hard, purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne,
of the legume family, used for making furniture.
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