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sol·fe·ri·no

 (sōl′fə-rē′nō)
n.
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).]

solferino

(ˌsɒlfəˈriːnəʊ)
n
(Colours)
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Do you remember the battle of Solferino, Max--and the Austrian soldier I operated on for a wound on the head?
She gives me just what I wanted; here is the case at Solferino once more.
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1859: Henri Dunant, a Swiss businessman travelling through Italy, saw the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino and was inspired to found the International Red Cross.
Searching for and finding missing family members has been part of the Red Cross mission since the early days: In 1859, Red Cross founder Henry Dunant collected messages of wounded and dying soldiers after the battle of Solferino, a village in Italy where Austrian troops fought an alliance of the French and Sardinian armies.
In 1857, he and some other volunteers helped vast numbers of soldiers wounded when Austro-Hungarians were fighting against the French near the Italian village of Solferino.
Irish bars in the city include MacEwan's pub in Place Sebastopol and L'Irlandais on 162 rue de Solferino.
The latter was introduced in 2010 with the launch of the Solferino model.
Un empresario suizo (Henri Dunant) llego a Solferino en viaje de negocios, poco despues de la famosa batalla que dejo miles de muertos y heridos (1859).
The next biggest company in terms of jobs is manufacturer Walker Magnetics, which is relocating and expanding to 60 Solferino St.
8221; comments Raffaele Solferino, General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi.