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mauve

noun \ˈmv, ˈmōv\

: a light or medium purple color

Full Definition of MAUVE

1
a :  a moderate purple, violet, or lilac color
b :  a strong purple
2
:  a dyestuff that produces a mauve color
mauve adjective

Origin of MAUVE

French, literally, mallow, from Old French, from Latin malva
First Known Use: 1859

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion

Rhymes with MAUVE

MAUVE Defined for Kids

mauve

noun \ˈmōv, ˈmv\

Definition of MAUVE for Kids

:  a medium purple, violet, or lilac

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