magenta

Definition of magenta

ma`gen´ta   Pronunciation: må`jĕn´tå
n.1.(Chem.) An aniline dye obtained as an amorphous substance having a green bronze surface color, which dissolves to a shade of red; also, the color; - so called from Magenta, in Italy, in allusion to the battle fought there about the time the dye was discovered. Called also fuchsin, fuchsine, roseïne, etc.
2.The purplish-red color of magenta.

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