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noun: A dark red or brownish purple color.
adjective: Of this color.
From French puce (flea), from Latin pulex (flea). Earliest documented use: 1778. Other terms coined after the flea are flea market, a direct translation of French marché aux puces, and ukulele (from Hawaiian, literally leaping flea, perhaps from the rapid motion of the fingers in playing the instrument).
“Kirsty ... screamed until she was puce in the face.”
Stephen Westa; King of Hearts; Telegraph Magazine (London, UK); Feb 4, 2017.
See more usage examples of puce in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:'Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind. -William Shakespeare, poet and dramatist (1564-1616)