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A moderate purplish red.
[After Solferino, a village of northern Italy, from the discovery of a dye of this color in the same year that a battle was fought there (1859).]
a. a moderate purplish-red colour
b. (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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|Noun||1.||solferino - a pink dye that was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino|
pink - a light shade of red
|2.||Solferino - an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I|