How to Pronounce puce?

Correct pronunciation for the word "puce" is [pjˈuːs], [pjˈuːs], [p_j_ˈuː_s].

"Puce" in context

Puce is a colour traditionally described as a 'pinkish-purple grey'. It is a colour that is rarely seen in any spectrum, though it is often used as an acceptable substitute for other colours that are much easier to distinguish. The term 'puce' was first used in the 18th century, taken from the French 'puce' meaning flea. This term is due to the colour seen on flea bites which, though hard to describe accurately, is close to the colour we now refer to as puce.

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