puce

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See also: pucé, puče, pūce, pūcē, and pucē

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French couleur puce (flea-colored), from Latin pūlex (flea).

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Noun[edit]

puce (countable and uncountable, plural puces)

  1. A brownish-purple color, sometimes more or less deep red or grayish.
    puce:  
    dark puce:  
    • 1881, Alvin Wood Chase, Dr. Chase's Recipes Or, Information for Everybody (page 596)
      For blacks, browns, puces, and violets, the acetate or tartrate of iron must be employed.

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Adjective[edit]

puce (comparative more puce, superlative most puce)

  1. Of a brownish-purple color, sometimes more or less deep red or grayish.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: piws

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French puce, pulce, from Latin pūlicem, singular accusative of pūlex, from Proto-Indo-European *plúsis (flea).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

puce f (plural puces)

  1. flea
  2. chip (electronics), silicon chip
  3. (typography) bullet
  4. (endearing) sweetie

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Verb[edit]

puce

  1. first-person singular present indicative of pucer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of pucer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of pucer
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of pucer
  5. second-person singular imperative of pucer

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of pȕto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pût͡se/
  • Hyphenation: pu‧ce

Noun[edit]

pȕce n (Cyrillic spelling пу̏це)

  1. button

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References[edit]

  • Skok, Petar (1972) Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), volume II, Zagreb: JAZU, page 65