- magellanic cloud,
- magellanic clouds,
- magen david,
- magendie, françois,
Origin of magenta
Examples from the Web for magenta
She looks like your typical granny—gray hair, wrinkles, dentures—and slowly stumbles about her apartment in a magenta tracksuit.‘My Granny The Escort’: Meet 85-Year-Old Sheila Vogel-Coupe, Britain’s Oldest Prostitute|Marlow Stern|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She introduced the tiny jewel to Western audiences from behind a wash of magenta fringe.Indian-Inspired Bindis a Hot Trend in Winter Bling|Misty White Sidell|January 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Clad in a magenta Marc Jacobs gown and RuPaul hair, Gaga has been anticipating it on Twitter all week.Lady Gaga Covers Vogue With RuPaul Hair; Kate Bosworth Engaged|The Daily Beast|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Eventually, this short, louche novel that began with warmth and zest and cheekiness, wanders around aimlessly in magenta caftans.
The campaign of Magenta and Solferino took place ten years later.
The corolla is lilac or bluish, often with a magenta tube and magenta "eye."Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
Ironweed of royal purple, maroon-shot, mingles in illogical harmony with the blue vervain and magenta trumpet-weeds.Minstrel Weather|Marian Storm
Some of them were present on this occasion with their goggles, their magenta veils, and their brass voices.Atlantic Classics|Various
In fact they obtained rosolic acid from magenta by the action of nitrous acid on the latter.Coal|Raphael Meldola
- a deep purplish red that is the complementary colour of green and, with yellow and cyan, forms a set of primary colours
- (as adjective)a magenta filter
Word Origin for magenta
1860, in honor of the Battle of Magenta in Italy, where the French and Sardinians defeated the Austrians in 1859, which advanced the cause of Italian independence and fired the imagination of European liberals. The brilliant crimson aniline dye was discovered shortly after the battle. The town's name traces back to Roman general and emperor Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius (d.312), who supposedly had a headquarters here.