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mauve

noun \ ˈmȯv , ˈmōv \

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

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MAUVE Defined for Kids

mauve

noun \ ˈmōv , ˈmȯv \

Definition of mauve for Students

: a medium purple, violet, or lilac


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