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ma·gen·ta

(mə-jĕn′tə)
n.
1. See fuchsin.
2. A purplish red, one of the subtractive primary colors.

[After Magenta, a town in Lombardy where, as part of Italy's wars for independence, combined forces of France and the Kingdom of Sardinia defeated forces of the Austrian Empire in 1859, the year in which fuchsin was patented.]

magenta

(məˈdʒɛntə)
n
1. (Colours)
a. a deep purplish red that is the complementary colour of green and, with yellow and cyan, forms a set of primary colours
b. (as adjective): a magenta filter.
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for fuchsin
[C19: named after Magenta, Italy, alluding to the blood shed in a battle there (1859)]

ma•gen•ta

(məˈdʒɛn tə)

n.
1. fuchsin.
2. a purplish red.
[after Magenta, town in N Italy, the site of a battle (1859); fuchsin was discovered shortly after the battle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.magenta - a primary subtractive color for light; a dark purple-red color; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta
purplish red, purplish-red - a red with a tinge of purple
2.Magenta - a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated 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
Adj.1.magenta - of deep purplish red
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue
Translations

magenta

[məˈdʒentə]
A. Nmagenta m
B. ADJmagenta inv

magenta

[məˈdʒɛntə]
adjmagenta inv
nmagenta m

magenta

nFuchsin nt
adjtiefrot

magenta

[məˈdʒɛntə] n & adj(color m) magenta inv
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I used to wear a magenta frock and a white pinafore.
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All of my suits and waistcoats have magenta linings and stitching detail.