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