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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.

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Noun

Singular
mauve

Plural
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  1. (historical) A bright purple synthetic dye.
  2. (color) The colour of this dye; a pale purple or violet colour.
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Adjective

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Positive
mauve

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  1. (color) having a pale purple colour.

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French

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin malva, ‘mallow’, which has a purple colour.

Noun

mauve f. (plural mauves)

  1. mallow

mauve m. (plural mauves)

  1. mauve

Adjective

mauve m. (f. mauve, m. plural mauves, f. plural mauves)

  1. mauve

Etymology 2

Cognate with mouette, Old English mæw, English mew, German Möwe, Polish mewa

Noun

mauve f. (plural mauves)

  1. mew, gull, seagull
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