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Definitions for mauve
moʊv, mɔvmauve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mauveadjective

    a moderate purple

  2. mauveadjective

    of a pale to moderate greyish violet color

Wiktionary

  1. mauvenoun

    A bright purple synthetic dye.

  2. mauveadjective

    having a pale purple colour.

  3. Etymology: From French mauve, from Latin malva, ‘mallow’, which has a purple colour. First coined in 1856 by the chemist William Henry Perkin, when he accidentally created the first aniline dye.

Wikipedia

  1. Mauve

    Mauve ( (listen), mohv; (listen), mawv) is a pale purple color named after the mallow flower (French: mauve). The first use of the word mauve as a color was in 1796–98 according to the Oxford English Dictionary, but its use seems to have been rare before 1859. Another name for the color is mallow, with the first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English in 1611.Mauve contains more gray and more blue than a pale tint of magenta. Many pale wildflowers called "blue" are more accurately classified as mauve. Mauve is also sometimes described as pale violet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mauvenoun

    a color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac

  2. Etymology: [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.]

Freebase

  1. Mauve

    Mauve is a pale lavender-lilac color, one of many in the range of purples. Mauve is named after the mallow flower. Another name for the color is mallow with the first recorded use of mallow as a color name in English in 1611. Mauve is more grey and more blue than a pale tint of magenta would be. Many pale wildflowers called "blue" are actually mauve. Sometimes mauve can be considered a purplish pink or a pale purple. Mauve can also be described as pale violet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mauve

    mawv, n. a beautiful purple dye extracted from coal-tar, so called from its likeness in colour to the flowers of the common mallow.—adj. of the colour of mauve. [Fr.,—L. malva, the mallow.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mauve in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mauve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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