from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A moderate grayish violet to moderate reddish purple.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bright purple synthetic dye.
- n. The colour of this dye; a pale purple or violet colour.
- adj. having a pale purple colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A reddish-purple dye obtained from aniline, the sulphate of the base mauvein; also, the color produced by it: so called from the resemblance of the color to the purple markings of the petals of mallows. It is now almost out of use. Also called Perkin's purple, aniline violet, and aniline purple.
- Of the color of mauve: as, a mauve dress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a moderate purple
- adj. of a pale to moderate greyish violet color
Children look for the Little People in mauve flowers – Canterbury bells and hyacinths – and, though they never find them, they know them there.
Looking at picture two I get this unnerving feeling the color scheme is taken one step too far by dressing both girls in mauve.
It seems that up to 50 percent of schizophrenics have a biochemical quirk called the mauve factor a chemical by-product from oxidation injury to our fats and proteins.57These odd compounds can bind to zinc and vitamin B6, leading to a functional zinc deficiency.
It was the shade of purple called mauve, and the chief agent in its production was bichromate of potash.
In 1856 Perkins accidentally discovered the violet dye called mauve, which acquired considerable commercial importance besides its utility for ink purposes.
A week ago, the society received a report of a mass stranding of a stinging jellyfish, called the mauve stinger, at Reef Beach on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
I'm excited to be a part of it, and I hope if you're a progressive here in America's Wang™, you'll join me and many others to make this red well, kind of mauve state blue ... for good.
Thanks to St. Sinthe for this link that I've been yearning for--also, the link provider has an interesting look at the word "mauve"
I would like to think that she took my pronunciaton to heart and as she walked away reconsidered her policy on the word "mauve".
Perkin's violet, (probably the original "mauve"), dahlia, Parme or magenta violet, methyl, and Hofmann's violets.