“In a great number of the cosmogonic myths the world is said to have developed from a great water, which was the prime matter. In many cases, as for instance in an Indian myth, this prime matter is indicated as a solution, out of which the solid earth crystallized out.”
Svante Arrhenius, Theories of Solutions

Mauve is a colour

Mauve (/ˈmoʊv/ ( listen), mohv) is a pale purple colour named after the mallow flower (French: mauve). The first use of the word mauve as a colour was in 1796–98 according to the Oxford English Dictionary, but its use seems to have been rare before 1859.  Wikipedia