mauve

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noun \ˈmȯv, ˈmōv\

Definition of mauve

  1. 1 a :  a moderate purple, violet, or lilac color b :  a strong purple

  2. 2 :  a dyestuff that produces a mauve color

mauve

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Origin and Etymology of mauve

French, literally, mallow, from Old French, from Latin malva


First Known Use: 1859


MAUVE Defined for English Language Learners

mauve

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noun \ˈmȯv, ˈmōv\

Definition of mauve for English Language Learners

  • : a light or medium purple color


MAUVE Defined for Kids

mauve

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noun \ˈmōv, ˈmȯv\

Definition of mauve for Students

  1. :  a medium purple, violet, or lilac


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