mauvette

noun
mau·​vette | \ mōˈvet \
plural -s

Definition of mauvette

: a pale purple that is redder and paler than average lavender, bluer and paler than phlox pink or wistaria (see wistaria sense 2a), and bluer, lighter, and stronger than flossflower blue

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History and Etymology for mauvette

French, round-leaved geranium, from mauve mallow + -ette

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“Mauvette.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mauvette. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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