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Meaning of mauve

mauve

Pronunciation: (mōv), [key]
— n.
  1. a pale bluish purple.
  2. a purple dye obtained from aniline, discovered in 1856: the first of the coal-tar dyes.
—adj.
  1. of the color of mauve: a mauve dress.
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