Definitions for purple heart
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a medal awarded U.S. service personnel for wounds received in action against an enemy.
Origin of Purple Heart:
the hard purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture.
Origin of purpleheart:
Order of the Purple Heart, Purple Heart(noun)
a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
sodium thiopental, phenobarbital, phenobarbitone, Luminal, purple heart(noun)
a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative
The drug phenobarbitone when used for illicit purposes.
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.
The Purple Heart is 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 heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award that is still given to members of the U.S. military, the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York.
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