Definition of Mauve

1. Noun. A moderate purple.

Generic synonyms: Purple, Purpleness



2. Adjective. Of a pale to moderate greyish violet color.
Similar to: Chromatic

Definition of Mauve

1. n. A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.

Definition of Mauve

1. Noun. (historical) A bright purple synthetic dye. ¹

2. Noun. The colour of this dye; a pale purple or violet colour. ¹

3. Adjective. having a pale purple colour. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mauve

1. a purple color [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mauve

1. A colour of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac. Mauve aniline, a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauveine, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple colour. Synonym: aniline purple, violine, etc. Origin: F, mallow, L. Malva. So named from the similarity of the colour to that of the petals of common mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mauve

mausolea
mausoleal
mausolean
mausoleum
mausoleums
maut
mauther
mauthers
mauts
mauvais
mauvais quart d'heure
mauvaise
mauvaise honte
mauvaise langue
mauvaniline
mauve (current term)
mauvein
mauveine
mauveines
mauveins
mauvelous
mauvelouses
mauvely
mauveness
mauver
mauves
mauvest
mauvin
mauvine
mauvines

Literary usage of Mauve

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... anterior end deeper rose-mauve; posterior end yellowish, striated with rose-mauve. Braz. AG 11:159.— This Cattleya Is distinct from all others in ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1863)
"In fact, the only coal-derivatives which, in connection with mauve and Magenta, ... at the first glance, appear but little connected with mauve and Magenta. ..."

3. Representative Painters of the XIXth Century by Nancy R. E. Meugens Bell, N. D'Anvers (1899)
"ANTON mauve MAN of simple, almost childlike character, the Dutch master Anton ... No modern artist has rendered more faithfully than mauve the silvery haze ..."

4. Landscape Painting and Modern Dutch Artists, by E. B. Greenshields by E. B. Greenshields, John Ruskin, John Addington Symonds, William James Stillman (1906)
"CHAPTER IX ANTON mauve IT is a rare thing to find anyone who does 1838-1888. not like the pictures of Anton mauve. They are general favourites, ..."

5. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"According to Mr. Perkin, mauve is prepared by mixing solutions of aniline sulphate and potassium bichromate in equivalent proportions, and allowing the ..."

6. Catalogue of Mexican Maiolica Belonging to Mrs. Robert W. De Forest by Hispanic Society of America, Emily Johnston De Forest, Edwin Atlee Barber (1911)
"The rose or mauve color was not introduced into Mexican maiolica until the ... The ornamentation consists of roses painted in a peculiar mauve tone, ..."

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