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mauve definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of a pale to moderate greyish violet color n
1: a moderate purple

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, literally, mallow, from Old French, from Latin malva Date: 1859 1. a. a moderate purple, violet, or lilac color b. a strong purple 2. a dyestuff that produces a mauve color mauve adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. pale purple. --n. 1 this colour. 2 a bright but delicate pale purple dye from coal-tar aniline. Derivatives: mauvish adj. Etymology: F, lit. = mallow, f. L malva

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mauve Mauve, n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.] A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac. Mauve aniline (Chem.), a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauve["i]ne, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple color. Called also aniline purple, violine, etc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(mauves) Something that is mauve is of a pale purple colour. It bears clusters of mauve flowers in early summer. COLOUR

Moby Thesaurus

amethystine, lavender, lilac, livid, magenta, mulberry, orchid, pansy-purple, plum-colored, plum-purple, purple, purplescent, purplish, purply, purpurate, purpure, purpureal, purpurean, purpureous, raisin-colored, violaceous, violet



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