Puce definition

pyo͝os
A deep red to dark grayish purple.
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Of the color puce.
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Brownish purple.
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A brownish-purple color. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, deep red to dark grayish purple.

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Of a brownish-purple color. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, deep red to dark grayish purple.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
puce
Plural:
puces

Origin of puce

  • French (couleur) puce flea (color), puce from Old French variant of pulce flea from Latin pūlex pūlic-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French couleur puce (“flea-colored"), from Latin pÅ«lex (“flea").

    From Wiktionary