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purple hearts

noun

Purple Hearts

noun

Etymology summary

the silver heart and the purple ribbon from which it's suspended
(Source: Encarta Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wiktionary:

purple heart | purple hearts [plural]

The drug phenobarbitone when used for illicit purposes. (8 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/purple heart

Purple Heart [United States, military] | Purple Hearts [plural]

A US military decoration awarded in the name of the President of the United States to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after 5 April 1917 with the U.S. military. (35 of 39 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Purple Heart

Wikipedia:

Purple Heart

a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on or after April 5, 1917 with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a... (46 of 4472 words, 9 images)

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Purple Heart (disambiguation)

a US military decoration. It may also refer to: Plants: Peltogyne, 23 species of tropical deciduous trees, whose heartwood is sold under the name Purpleheart or Purple Heart | Purple Heart, the most widely-grown cultivar of Tradescantia pallida |... (37 of 201 words, 13 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

purple heart | Purple Heart

any of several tropical American leguminous trees of the genus "Peltogyne" | the decorative purple heartwood of any of these trees | [informal, ... (21 of 250 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/purple-heart

Oxford Dictionary:

purple heart | Purple Heart

[United States] a decoration for members of the armed forces wounded or killed in action, established in 1782 and re-established in 1932. | a large ... (24 of 80 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/purple-heart

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Purple Heart [United States military decoration]

the first U.S. military decoration, instituted by General George Washington in 1782 and awarded for bravery in action. The records show that only ... (23 of 223 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/484135​/Purple-Heart

Random House Dictionary:

Purple Heart | purpleheart

[United States] Armed Forces. a medal awarded for wounds received in action against an enemy or as a direct result of an act of the enemy. | ... (26 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/purple-heart

Merriam-Webster:

Purple Heart

a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces wounded or killed in action (18 of 45 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/purple heart

New World Dictionary:

Purple Heart [United States]

a United States military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces wounded or killed in action by or against an enemy: established in 1782 and ... (26 of 29 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/purple-heart

American Heritage Dictionary:

Purple Heart

A U.S. military decoration awarded to members of the armed forces who have been wounded in action. (17 of 18 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/purple-heart

Cambridge Dictionary:

Purple Heart

an American medal given to soldiers who have been injured in war (12 of 17 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/purple-heart

Encarta Dictionary:

purple heart [British, dated, slang] | purple hearts [plural]

a purple heart-shaped amphetamine tablet (5 of 20 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561506825​/definition​.html  [offline]

Purple Heart | Purple Hearts [plural]

a decoration awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been wounded in action (16 of 41 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735802​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Encarta Dictionary:

Purple Heart | Purple Hearts [plural]

Origin: the silver heart and the purple ribbon from which it's suspended

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735802​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Google Dictionary:

purple heart | purple hearts [plural]

Audio: Pronunciation associated with "purple heart"

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P.H. | pHs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "Purple Heart"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

Purple Heart

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Purple Heart"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Purple Heart"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/purple-heart

YourDictionary Audio:

Purple Heart

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Purple Heart"

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the Free Dictionary:

Purple Heart

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Purple Heart" by speech synthesizer

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