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Definition of the noun purple heart

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  1. a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
  2. a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative

Alternative definition of the noun purple heart


  1. The drug phenobarbitone when used for illicit purposes.


  1. "Purple Heart" is a 2006 action-war film directed, co-writer and co-produced by Bill Birrell. It stars William Sadler, Mel Harris and Emilio Rivera. It is released on November 11, 2006.
  2. "Purple Heart" a.k.a. "Air Rage" is a 2001 action adventure video written by Sean O'Bannon and directed by Fred Olen Ray.
  3. "Purple Heart" is a short film, directed by Vaughn Obern.

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Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

change of heart, concept art, Cuisinart, counterpart, flying start, from the heart, gentle art, heart-to-heart, household art, housing start, Lily Bart, martial art, minimart, multipart, open heart, poles apart, purple- heart, Purple Heart, run- ning start, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

Purple Haze, Purple Heart, Purple Ozoline, Rainbow, Recycle, Red Lips, Royal Blue, Russian Sickle, Sacrament, Sandoz, Smear, Snowman, Squirrel, Strawberry, Strawberry Fields, Sugar, Sugar Cubes, Sugar Lumps, Sunshine, Superman, ...

Google previewInternational Coleus Society Encyclopedia of Cultivars (2015)

by Laurence C. Hatch

a dusky purple, older leaves developing a 5-10% fern green margin and a green midrib splitting the central purple heart.

Google previewShorter Slang Dictionary (2003)

by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

purple heart a purple-coloured heart-shaped amphetamine tablet. Drug users' slang. Adopted from the USA around 1960. Perhaps from ' Purple Heart', a US decoration awarded to men who have been wounded in action.

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a vine of small hearts
running up
towards a big
purple heart
clasped by
hands fruits

a crown
of pink petals
greets the
the sun is one
big halo

this morning (Ric S. Bastasa)
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