1. magenta, purplish red, purplish-red

usage: 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

2. Magenta, Battle of Magenta

usage: a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I


1. magenta, chromatic (vs. achromatic)

usage: of deep purplish red

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