A brownish-purplecolor. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, deep red to dark grayish purple.
Of a brownish-purplecolor. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, deep red to dark grayish purple.
Other Word Forms
Origin of puce
French (couleur) puceflea (color), pucefrom Old French variant ofpulcefleafrom Latin pūlexpūlic-
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchcouleur puce (“flea-colored"), from LatinpÅ«lex (“flea").
Puce Sentence Examples
Grown men turn puce, pass out and Red Cross medics rush to their aid.
In colour the sides of the face are puce, and the neck and most of the body purplish, but the buttocks and upper part of both fore and hind limbs are transversely barred with black and white, while their lower portion is mainly white with black fetlock-rings, and in the front pair a vertical black stripe on the anterior surface.
Lead dioxide, Pb0 2, also known as "puce oxide," occurs in nature as the mineral plattnerite, and may be most conveniently prepared by heating mixed solutions of lead acetate and bleaching powder until the original precipitate blackens.