It serves for reds and pinks, and enters into the composition of puce and lilac.
He did not use a deep purple or a puce colour in the ornaments of his dress.
They describe my heliotrope poplin as puce alpaca with a muslin frill!
To make plum-color or puce, indigo is the dye, with a cochineal.
But the case of the inhabitant of the puce dressing-gown was an exception to the ...