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PURPLE HEART [3 records]

Record 1 2017-04-21

English

Subject field(s)
  • Botany
  • Parks and Botanical Gardens
OBS

A subtropical plant from Mexico of the family Commelinaceae.

OBS

So named because of the striping purple color of this plant in strong sun.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Botanique
  • Parcs et jardins botaniques
OBS

Plante de serre de la famille des Commelinacées.

Spanish

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Record 2 2016-05-19

English

Subject field(s)
  • Botany
  • Types of Wood
Universal entry(ies)
OBS

Tree from North South America.

DEF

The hard, purplish wood of any of several South American trees belonging to the genus Peltogyne, of the legume family, used for making furniture.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Botanique
  • Sortes de bois
Entrée(s) universelle(s)
OBS

Arbre du Nord de l'Amérique du Sud.

DEF

Bois d'amarante, bois de peltogyne (césalpiniacées du Brésil). Ce bois violacé, à grain assez fin, mi-dur et mi-lourd, est employé en tabletterie, en ébénisterie, en menuiserie, pour la fabrication de parquets [...]

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Botánica
  • Tipos de madera
Entrada(s) universal(es)
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Record 3 1989-03-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Honorary Distinctions
OBS

The first U.S. military decoration, instituted by George Washington in 1782, and awarded for bravery in action. Award was revived in 1932.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Titres honorifiques et décorations

Spanish

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