Words nearby puce
Origin of puce
Examples from the Web for puce
Puce reserve paste, contains acetate of alumina mixed with the iron liquor.
Puce colour is communicated by logwood with a little alum; which may be modified by the addition of a little Brazil wood.
But the case of the inhabitant of the puce dressing-gown was an exception to the rule.Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days|Arnold Bennett
He did not use a deep purple or a puce colour in the ornaments of his dress.A History of Chinese Literature|Herbert A. Giles
Apparently the geranium red costume is Sunday only, the week-day is this maroon, or puce, or madder-brown.Sea and Sardinia|D. H. Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for puce
- a colour varying from deep red to dark purplish-brown
- (as adjective)a puce carpet