Definitions for magentaməˈdʒɛn tə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a purplish red.
Origin of magenta:
after Magenta, town in N Italy, the site of a battle (1859); fuchsin was discovered shortly after the battle
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
Magenta, Battle of Magenta(adj)
a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
of deep purplish red
A light purple, purplish-red, or pinkish purple colour obtained by mixing red and blue light (thus a secondary colour), but primary in the CMYK colour system used in printing.
having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.
a town in Northern Italy, site of the Battle of Magenta after which the color magenta was named.
Origin: Named in 1859 by Edward Chambers Nicholson after the Battle of Magenta, fought earlier that year.
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 fuchsine, roseine, etc
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Italian town, 15 m. W. of Milan, where Macmahon defeated a superior Austrian force in 1859.