mauve /ˈmɔv, ˈmov/
Mauve n. A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
Mauve aniline Chem., a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It consists of the sulphate of mauveïne, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple color. Called also aniline purple, violine, Perkin's mauve, etc.
adj : of a pale to moderate grayish violet color
n : a moderate purple