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magenta

[ muh-jen-tuh ]
/ məˈdʒɛn tə /
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noun
a purplish red.
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Origin of magenta

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

Other definitions 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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British Dictionary definitions for magenta

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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