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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English murrey, murreye, from Middle French moré, morée, from Latin moratum, morata, from neuter and feminine respectively of moratus (mulberry-colored), from morum (mulberry) + -atus (-ate).

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murrey (countable and uncountable, plural murreys)

  1. The mulberry fruit.
  2. (heraldry) A tincture, the colour of mulberries, between gules and purpure.

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murrey (not comparable)

  1. Of a mulberry colour.

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Middle EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French moré, from Latin moratum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmurɛi̯/, /ˈmureː/

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murrey (uncountable)

  1. purple-red, magenta (colour)
  2. magenta fabric
  3. A dish containing mulberries for flavour

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  • English: murrey

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murrey

  1. purple-red, magenta

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Colors in Middle English · coloures, hewes (layout · text)
     whit      grey, hor      blak
             red; cremesyn, gernet              citrine, aumbre; broun, tawne              yelow, dorry; canevas
             grasgrene              grene             
             plunket; ewage              asure, livid              blewe, blo, pers
             violet; inde              rose, murrey; purpel, purpur              claret