plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Mauvette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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