[sawl-fe-ree-naw for 1; sol-fuh-ree-noh for 2, 3]


a village in SE Lombardy, in N Italy: battle 1859. 1811.
(lowercase) a dye obtained from rosaniline.
(lowercase) vivid purplish pink.

Origin of Solferino

dye so named from its being discovered after the battle of Solferino Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of solferino

  • “I actually traveled to Solferino on a previous trip, to see the Church of Bones,” he said.

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Historical Examples of solferino

British Dictionary definitions for solferino



  1. a moderate purplish-red colour
  2. (as adjective)a solferino suit

Word Origin for solferino

C19: from a dye discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino, a town in Italy
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