The dark purple-red of the mulberry fruit's juice; the range of colour carries from purple to a reddish brown. The word was also used of cloth and stained glass so coloured. [< Lat. morum = mulberry, fruit of the mulberry]

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  • Murrey — Mur rey, n. [OF. mor[ e]e a dark red color, mor blackish brown, fr. L. morum mulberry, blackberry, or fr. Maurus a Moor. Cf. {Mulberry}, {Moor}, {Morelle}.] A dark red color. a. Of a dark red color. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • murrey — [mʉr′ē] n. [ME murry < OFr moree, a dark red color < ML moratum < L morum,MULBERRY] a dark purplish red color; mulberry adj. of this color …   English World dictionary

  • Murrey — For the English cricketer, see Barbara Murrey. In heraldry, murrey is a stain , an occasionally used tincture. According to dictionaries, murrey is the colour of mulberries, somewhere between gules (red) and purpure (violet), almost maroon;[1]… …   Wikipedia

  • murrey — /merr ee/, n. a dark purplish red color. [1375 1425; late ME murrey, morrey < MF moré (adj. and n.), morée (n.) < ML moratum, morata, neut. and fem. of moratus, equiv. to L mor(um) mulberry + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Murrey — Recorded as MacMurray, McMurray, Murray, Murrey, Moray, Merries and Merry, this interesting surname is of Irish, Scottish and Anglo Saxon origins of which it has four! The first is locational from Moray in North East Scotland. This is thought to… …   Surnames reference

  • murrey — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French muré, from Medieval Latin moratum, from neuter of moratus mulberry colored, from Latin morum mulberry more at mulberry Date: 15th century a purplish black ; mulberry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • murrey — noun /məriː/ a) The mulberry fruit. b) A tincture, the colour of mulberries, between gules and purpure …   Wiktionary

  • Murrey — …   Deutsch namen

  • murrey — [ mʌri] noun archaic the deep purple red colour of a mulberry. ↘Heraldry another term for sanguine. Origin ME: via OFr. from med. L. moratus, from morum mulberry …   English new terms dictionary

  • murrey — mur·rey …   English syllables

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