Origin of puce
Words nearby puce
How to use puce in a sentence
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