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Solferino

[sawl-fe-ree-naw for 1; sol-fuh-ree-noh for 2, 3]
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noun
  1. a village in SE Lombardy, in N Italy: battle 1859. 1811.
  2. (lowercase) a dye obtained from rosaniline.
  3. (lowercase) vivid purplish pink.
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Origin of Solferino

dye so named from its being discovered after the battle of Solferino
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solferino

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

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