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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French mauve, from Latin malva (mallow), which has a purple colour. First coined in 1856 by the chemist William Henry Perkin, when he accidentally created the first aniline dye.

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mauve (plural mauves)

  1. (historical) A bright purple synthetic dye.
  2. The colour of this dye; a pale purple or violet colour.
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mauve (comparative mauver or more mauve, superlative mauvest or most mauve)

  1. Having a pale purple colour.

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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin malva (mallow), which has a purple colour.

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mauve f (plural mauves)

  1. mallow

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mauve m (plural mauves)

  1. mauve

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mauve (plural mauves)

  1. mauve

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle French mauve, from Old French mave (mew), from Old English mǣw (mew, seagull), from Proto-Germanic *maihwaz, *maiwaz (seagull). Related to mouette. Cognate with German Möwe (seagull), Dutch meeuw (seagull), Danish måge (seagull), Icelandic mávur (seagull), Polish mewa (seagull) (from Germanic). More at mew.

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mauve f (plural mauves)

  1. mew, gull, seagull
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French mave (mew), from Old English mǣw (mew, seagull) or Old Norse már, mávar (compare Icelandic mávur), from Proto-Germanic *maihwaz, *maiwaz (seagull).

 
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mauve f (plural mauves)

  1. (Jersey) seagull, herring gull
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin malva.

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mauve f (plural mauves)

  1. (Jersey) tree mallow (Malva arborea, syn. Lavatera arborea}}
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