What does the word mauve mean?

Usage examples for mauve

  1. 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
  2. A somber red sun hung in the pale mauve sky. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser