Mauve is defined as a pale purplish/pink color with gray overtones.(noun)
An example of mauve is a pale/purplish pink lipstick.
The definition of mauve is something that is a pale/purplish pink color with gray overtones.(adjective)
A pale purplish/pink flower is an example of something that would be described as a mauve flower.
See mauve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, mallow < L malva, mallow: from the color of the mallow
See mauve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Old French mallow
Origin: , from Latin malva; see mallow.
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