mauvette

noun mau·vette \mōˈvet\

Definition of mauvette

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of mauvette

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


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