[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
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Examples from the Web for solferino
“I actually traveled to Solferino on a previous trip, to see the Church of Bones,” he said.Escape from Korea
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Some are arrayed in Solferino velvets, rather heavy for this warm day!
Why have the fields of Magenta and Solferino been piled with the corpses of dying heroes?
In the battle of Solferino the engagement extended for eighteen miles.
They would forgive Solferino, to obtain vengeance for Sadowa.
Kearny, who has seen Magenta and Solferino, meets his fate at Chantilly.A Little Girl of Long Ago
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- a moderate purplish-red colour
- (as adjective)a solferino suit
C19: from a dye discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino, a town in Italy
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