Meaning of Purple Heart
— U.S. U.S.Armed Forces.
- a medal awarded for wounds received in action against an enemy or as a direct result of an act of the enemy.
Pronunciation: (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.
- Purple Heart (Thesaurus)