Origin of mauve
Examples from the Web for mauve
The village houses are done up in pale gray and mauve and preside over lawns so neat and green they look like carpeting.The Stacks: The Searing Story of How Murder Stalked a Tiny New York Town|E. Jean Carroll|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The opening look combined a light turquoise, slinky evening gown with a mauve headpiece.
Wool lace blouses with dolman sleeves topped slim matching skirts in shades of pea green and mauve.Rodarte Channels Australia In Fall Show for New York Fashion Week|Robin Givhan|February 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So far as 'blue' and 'mauve' are concerned, 'blue' is the colour of Vishnu and characterizes most of his incarnations.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry|W. G. Archer
Leslie threaded her needle with mauve silk, then took up her mushroom—and her theme—once more.The Boy with Wings|Berta Ruck
Nanty dropped gracefully into a wicker basket-chair, and settled her mauve taffeta gown comfortably and elegantly.Dimbie and I--and Amelia|Mabel Barnes-Grundy
You may lay out my best shirred-front shirt and my mauve tie, and see that my silk socks match the latter.Jack and the Check Book|John Kendrick Bangs
Upon one side of this cloud there was fastened with a sort of jewel a long, soft feather of a slightly deeper tint of mauve.An Idyll of All Fools' Day|Josephine Daskam Bacon
British Dictionary definitions for mauve
- any of various pale to moderate pinkish-purple or bluish-purple colours
- (as adjective)a mauve flower
Word Origin for mauve
Word Origin and History for mauve
purple dye, 1859, from French mauve, from Old French mauve "mallow" (13c.), from Latin malva "mallow;" the dye so called from the color of the mallow plant. Related: Mauvish.