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Princeton's WordNet

  1. solferino, purplish pinknoun

    a pink dye that was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino

  2. Solferino, battle of Solferinonoun

    an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I

Webster Dictionary

  1. Solferinonoun

    a brilliant deep pink color with a purplish tinge, one of the dyes derived from aniline; -- so called from Solferino in Italy, where a battle was fought about the time of its discovery


  1. Solferino

    Solferino is a small town and comune in the province of Mantua, Lombardy, northern Italy, approximately 10 kilometres south of Lake Garda. It is best known as being close to the site of the Battle of Solferino on 24 June 1859, part of the Second Italian War of Independence. The battle ended with Italo-French capture of the Rocca, the fortress then in Austrian hands. The wounded in the battle were witnessed by the Swiss Jean-Henri Dunant. Horrified by the suffering of wounded soldiers left on the battlefield, Dunant set about a process that led to the Geneva Conventions and the establishment of the International Red Cross. From 23 to 28 June 2009, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the battle, a series of events gathering thousands of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement volunteers from all around the world took place in Solferino, under the name of Solferino 2009 Celebrations.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Solferino

    sol-fe-rē′nō, n. the colour of rosaniline—from the French victory at Solferino in Italy (1859).

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Solferino

    a village in North Italy, 20 m. NW. of Mantua, where the Austrians were defeated by the French and Piedmontese in 1859.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. solferino

    A village of Northern Italy, province of Brescia, 20 miles northeast from Mantua. Here, in 1796, the French conquered the Austrians, and on June 24, 1859, it was again the scene of an overwhelming victory obtained by the French and Italians over the Austrians.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of solferino in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of solferino in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. observe
    • B. adventure
    • C. demolish
    • D. deny

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