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Solferino

[sawl-fe-ree-naw for 1; sol-fuh-ree-noh for 2, 3] /ˌsɔl fɛˈri nɔ for 1; ˌsɒl fəˈri noʊ for 2, 3/
noun
1.
a village in SE Lombardy, in N Italy: battle 1859. 1811.
2.
(lowercase) a dye obtained from rosaniline.
3.
(lowercase) vivid purplish pink.
Origin
dye so named from its being discovered after the battle of Solferino
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British Dictionary definitions for Solferino

solferino

/ˌsɒlfəˈriːnəʊ/
noun
1.
  1. a moderate purplish-red colour
  2. (as adjective): a solferino suit
Word Origin
C19: from a dye discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino, a town in Italy
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