Definitions

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  • adjective of blue tinged with mauve

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Examples

  • Odd tufts of water-hyacinth were travelling on the soft spermy water, holding up a green leaf like a little sail of a boat, and nodding a delicate, mauve-blue flower.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • She crossed back to the other side of the stream, but did not go in for a long time, sitting in the pine wood till the evening gathered and the stars crept out in a sky of that mauve-blue which the psychic say is the soul-garment colour of the good.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • 'Baby Pete,' a dwarf lily-of-the-Nile that grows only 9 inches tall; mauve-blue flower heads top short, wide leaves.

    The Seattle Times

  • We join a dozen of Rosemary and Veronica’s old friends, mostly botanists from Cambridge, round the picnic rugs on the brick-cottage lawn looking down into the intense mauve-blue haze of bluebells in the wood.

    Wildwood

  • We join a dozen of Rosemary and Veronica’s old friends, mostly botanists from Cambridge, round the picnic rugs on the brick-cottage lawn looking down into the intense mauve-blue haze of bluebells in the wood.

    Wildwood

  • a long time, sitting in the pine wood till the evening gathered and the stars crept out in a sky of that mauve-blue which the psychic say is the soul-garment colour of the good.

    Beyond

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