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mauve

 (mōv)
n.
A moderate grayish violet to reddish purple.

[French, from Old French mallow, from Latin malva; see mallow.]

mauve adj.

mauve

(məʊv)
n
1. (Colours)
a. any of various pale to moderate pinkish-purple or bluish-purple colours
b. (as adjective): a mauve flower.
2. (Colours) Also called: Perkin's mauve or mauveine a reddish-purple aniline dye
[C19: from French, from Latin malva mallow]

mauve

(moʊv, mɔv)

n.
1. a pale bluish purple.
2. a purple dye obtained from aniline.
[1855–60; < French: literally, mallow < Latin malva mallow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mauve - a moderate purple
purple, purpleness - a purple color or pigment
Adj.1.mauve - of a pale to moderate greyish violet color
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations
بَنَفْسَجِيّلَوْن بَنَفْسَجي
lilaslézová barvasvětle fialový
lysvioletgrålilla
vaalea, harmahtava violetti
svijetloljubičast
mályvaszínű
ljós purpuralitur
藤紫色の
담자색의
rausvai violetinė spalva
gaišsārti violets
slezová farba
bledo vijoličen
ljuslila
สีม่วงอ่อน
có màu hoa cà

mauve

[məʊv]
A. ADJmalva
B. Nmalva m

mauve

[ˈməʊv]
adjmauve
nmauve m

mauve

nMauvein nt

mauve

[məʊv] adj(color) malva inv

mauve

(məuv) noun, adjective
(of) a pale purple colour.

mauve

بَنَفْسَجِيّ lila lysviolet mauve μοβ malva vaalea, harmahtava violetti mauve svijetloljubičast malva 藤紫色の 담자색의 mauve lillafarget koloru malwy violeta розовато-лиловый ljuslila สีม่วงอ่อน pembemsi leylak rengi có màu hoa cà 紫红色的
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