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Definition of mauve adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mauve

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//məʊv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//moʊv//
 
 
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pale purple in colour I’m going to paint it mauve. The butterflies were attracted by the pale mauve and pink flowers. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from French, literally ‘mallow’, from Latin malva.

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