Noun(1) a moderate purple
Adjective(1) of a pale to moderate greyish violet color
(1) It is my all-time favourite because it is so dark and it's an excellent year-round plant offering good-looking foliage, tiny mauve flowers and persistent black berries.(2) More polished, however, are three rather later vessels, probably dating from the third quarter of the fourteenth century, and ranging in colour from deep purple to pale mauve by way of brownish red.(3) Lilith walked with grace and ease down the short corridor, looking around in revulsion at the peeling mauve wallpaper and creaking old floor.(4) Ten years of girls' boarding schools decked out in mauve tunics, jumper, mauve tie and mauve bloomers gave me a certain antipathy to the colour.(5) Shell pink, raspberry pink, purple, mauve and turquoise are just some of the colours that will dominate.(6) Sunset cast a soft mauve , pink and orange hue on the tips of the snow clad mountains.(7) In the glass, it is a lovely deep and brooding mauve colour.(8) Meanwhile, I'll continue to grow it as a background shrub and cut its aromatic mauve branches for flower arrangements.(9) Cells were first stained with aniline dyes - mauve in fact - in the early 1860s.(10) The first synthetic dye, mauve , was prepared in 1856 by the English chemist William Henry Perkin.(11) There were the mornings when the world was shrouded in a mist which turned subtly mauve , and then as the sun broke through, the mountainsides all around flamed orange-red.(12) The door slides open, and Daphne gladly exchanges the confines of the mirrored elevator for the wide white and mauve hallway.(13) Before our interview, she had been for her weekly visit to the hairdressers and, when we meet, her hair is elegantly coiffeured and she is wearing a mauve skirt with matching sweater and nail varnish.(14) A subsequent visit confirmed it was not in the ocher-beige layer, but embedded in the underlying coat of pale mauve paint.(15) Smaller trees cast mauve shadows on the curved sidewalk.(16) Flower blossoms are creamy white with mauve caps and are frugally placed up the stem above glossy green foliage.
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