magenta

[ muh-jen-tuh ]
/ məˈdʒɛn tə /

noun

a purplish red.

Origin of magenta

after Magenta, because the dye was discovered the year of the battle.

Definition for magenta (2 of 2)

Magenta

[ muh-jen-tuh ]
/ məˈdʒɛn tə /

noun

a town in N Italy, W of Milan: the French and Sardinians defeated the Austrians here 1859.

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magenta

/ (məˈdʒɛntə) /

noun

  1. a deep purplish red that is the complementary colour of green and, with yellow and cyan, forms a set of primary colours
  2. (as adjective)a magenta filter
another name for fuchsin

Word Origin for magenta

C19: named after Magenta, Italy, alluding to the blood shed in a battle there (1859)
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