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puce

 (pyo͞os)
n.
A deep red to dark grayish purple.

[French (couleur) puce, flea (color), puce, from Old French, variant of pulce, flea, from Latin pūlex, pūlic-.]

puce adj.
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puce

(pjuːs)
n
(Colours)
a. a colour varying from deep red to dark purplish-brown
b. (as adjective): a puce carpet.
[C18: shortened from French couleur puce flea colour, from Latin pūlex flea]
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puce

(pyus)

n.
1. a dark or brownish purple.
adj.
2. of the color puce.
[1780–90; < French: literally, flea < Latin pūlicem, acc. of pūlex]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.puce - a color varying from dark purplish brown to dark red
brown, brownness - an orange of low brightness and saturation
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Translations
dyp røddypt rødtildrødildrødtloppefarge

puce

[pjuːs]
B. ADJde color castaño rojizo; (with shame etc) → colorado
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puce

[ˈpjuːs] adj (= colour) → puce inv
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puce

nBraunrot nt
adjbraunrot; (fig: with rage, shame) → rot
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puce

[pjuːs] adjcolor pulce inv
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References in classic literature ?
Just look at her in the puce dress--an ambassador's wife they say she is--how her skirt bounces out from side to sides"
She had read in it of the crocuses which had been bought for yellow and were coming up puce, of the new parlour-maid, who had watered the ferns with essence of lemonade, of the semi-detached cottages which were ruining Summer Street, and breaking the heart of Sir Harry Otway.
Elliot tittered, "but wearing puce velvet, as she does even on the hottest August day, it somehow doesn't show."
"Riga might face an emergency situation in waste management after September 15, therefore, during a meeting with the Riga mayor, I want to make sure that the local government is getting ready for it, and a crisis management plan has been developed to ensure waste collection and management," said Puce.
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Puce's daughter, the Salse mare Sitara, bred the Irish Derby runner-up Golden Sword.
What if Maria slips through and prefers it there because he has a puce front room?
It's in either mauve or puce - colours which may be okay for a shroud but which make anyone alive look half dead.
You may be puce with embarrassment, but scientists say the tiny terror has no such qualms over the tantrum.
The 45-year-old model draped herself over the rotund politician, making him turn puce with joy, reports the Daily Mail.