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In [[heraldry]], '''murrey''' indicates a purple-red, or mulberry, [[tincture]]. It is classified as one of the [[stains]] and so its use is extremely rare in English heraldry, though there were a greater number of instances of its use as a livery colour. In earlier times murrey was not usually considered a distinct heraldic [[tincture]] from [[sanguine]], but in the present, post-Victorian period, they are almost always distinguished.
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In [[heraldry]], '''murrey''' indicates a purple-red, or mulberry, [[tincture]]. It is classified as one of the [[stains]] and so its use is extremely rare in English heraldry. In earlier times murrey was not usually considered a distinct heraldic [[tincture]] from [[sanguine]], but in the present, post-Victorian period, they are almost always distinguished.
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As [[gules]] was used as livery for the royal household in [[England]], and was therefore reserved, many other households who would otherwise have used gules used murrey for their livery used murrey instead.
   
 
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In heraldry, murrey indicates a purple-red, or mulberry, tincture. It is classified as one of the stains and so its use is extremely rare in English heraldry. In earlier times murrey was not usually considered a distinct heraldic tincture from sanguine, but in the present, post-Victorian period, they are almost always distinguished.

As gules was used as livery for the royal household in England, and was therefore reserved, many other households who would otherwise have used gules used murrey for their livery used murrey instead.