What does the word mauve mean?

Usage examples for mauve

  1. It was what Miss Caroline called her " day," a bi- monthly occasion when she sat in state- and a villainous shade of mauve satin- to receive visitors. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  2. A border full of rockets, mauve and white, and nothing else, must be beautiful; but I don't know how long they last nor what they look like when they have done flowering. – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  3. A somber red sun hung in the pale mauve sky. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser