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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.