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 for Perkin''s mauve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mauve \Mauve\ (m[=o]v), n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from
     the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common
     mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.]
     A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
     [1913 Webster]
     Mauve aniline (Chem.), a dyestuff produced artificially by
        the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first
        discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes. It
        consists of the sulphate of mauve["i]ne, and is a dark
        brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a
        beatiful purple color. Called also aniline purple,
        violine, Perkin's mauve, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

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