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mauve

noun \ ˈmȯv , ˈmōv \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of mauve

1 a :a moderate purple, violet, or lilac color
b :a strong purple
2 :a dyestuff (see 1dye 2) that produces a mauve color

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Origin and Etymology of mauve

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


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mauve

adjective

Definition of mauve

:of the color mauve :of a moderate purple, violet, or lilac color
  • White china vases of mauve hyacinths scented the table …
  • —Hamish Bowles

First Known Use of mauve

1833


MAUVE Defined for Kids

mauve

noun \ ˈmōv , ˈmȯv \

Definition of mauve for Students

:a medium purple, violet, or lilac


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