Solferino

[ sawl-fe-ree-naw for 1; sol-fuh-ree-noh for 2, 3 ]
/ ˌsɔl fɛˈri nɔ for 1; ˌsɒl fəˈri noʊ for 2, 3 /
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noun

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
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solferino

/ (ˌsɒlfəˈriːnəʊ) /

noun

  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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