1. puce

noun. a color varying from dark purplish brown to dark red.


  • brown


  • discolor
  • achromatic

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Example sentences of the word puce

1. Verb, base form
In addition to puce, names for these colors include vanilla cream, dusty rose, fading rose, dusk, pinky beige and shadowy pink.

2. Noun, plural
For instance, consider walls of champagne pink as a backdrop for a taupe upholstered dining room set and deep coral or soft puce place settings.

3. Noun, singular or mass
In the kitchen, the team decided to go bold with a greenish-yellow paint that borders on puce.