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A US military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces who have been wounded in action.
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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
(Military) a decoration awarded to members of the US Armed Forces for a wound incurred in action
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a medal awarded U.S. service personnel for wounds received in action against an enemy.
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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|Noun||1.||Purple Heart - a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action|
|2.||purple heart - a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative|
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
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(esp Brit inf) → Amphetamintablette f
(US) Purple Heart → Purpurherz nt, → Verwundetenabzeichen nt
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