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Purple Heart

n.
A US military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces who have been wounded in action.

purple heart

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purpleheart

n
1. (Plants) any of several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus Peltogyne
2. (Forestry) the decorative purple heartwood of any of these trees
3. (Recreational Drugs) informal chiefly Brit a heart-shaped purple tablet consisting mainly of amphetamine

Purple Heart

n
(Military) a decoration awarded to members of the US Armed Forces for a wound incurred in action

Pur′ple Heart′


n.
a medal awarded U.S. service personnel for wounds received in action against an enemy.
[1930–35, Amer.]

pur•ple•heart

(ˈpɜr pəlˌhɑrt)

n.
the hard purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in actionPurple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
2.purple heart - a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
Translations

purple heart

n
(esp Brit inf) → Amphetamintablette f
(US) Purple HeartPurpurherz nt, → Verwundetenabzeichen nt

purple heart

n (fam) → pillola di amfetamina