Mauve meaning

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Mauve is defined as a pale purplish/pink color with gray overtones.

An example of mauve is a pale/purplish pink lipstick.

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The definition of mauve is something that is a pale/purplish pink color with gray overtones.

A pale purplish/pink flower is an example of something that would be described as a mauve flower.

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A moderate grayish violet to reddish purple.
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A purple dye and pigment that is produced by oxidizing aniline: used on wool, silk, etc.
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Any of several shades of delicate purple.
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Of such a color.
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(historical) A bright purple synthetic dye.
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The colour of this dye; a pale purple or violet colour.

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Having a pale purple colour.
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Origin of mauve

  • French from Old French mallow from Latin malva mallow
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French mauve, from Latin malva, "˜mallow', which has a purple colour. First coined in 1856 by the chemist William Henry Perkin, when he accidentally created the first aniline dye.
    From Wiktionary