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Origin of puce
Words nearby puce
Example sentences from the Web for puce
It was hard, at this stage, not to feel sorry for the man, not to wince each time the camera panned to his puce-complexioned face.
Madame Bauche was dressed in a new puce silk dress, and looked very magnificent on the occasion.La Mere Bauche|Anthony Trollope
Another dress, composed of deep violet or puce-color silk, has the flounces edged also with rows of black velvet.
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
She wore a puce silk paletot, and a brown hat trimmed with black lace; an unbecoming costume for one so tall.Trevlyn Hold|Mrs. Henry Wood
Puce colour is communicated by logwood with a little alum; which may be modified by the addition of a little Brazil wood.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for puce
- a colour varying from deep red to dark purplish-brown
- (as adjective)a puce carpet