solferino

noun sol·fe·ri·no \ˌsälfəˈrē(ˌ)nō\

Definition of solferino

plural

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  1. 1 :  fuchsine 1

  2. 2 :  a moderate purplish red that is redder, darker, and slightly stronger than average rose, redder and duller than violine pink, redder and paler than magenta rose, and redder and less strong than average fuchsia rose

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Origin and Etymology of solferino

from Solferino, village of northern Italy; from its being discovered soon after the battle fought there in 1859


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