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Adjective: magenta  mu'jen-tu
  1. Of deep purplish red
Noun: magenta  mu'jen-tu
  1. A primary subtractive colour for light; a dark purple-red colour; the dye for magenta was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta
Noun: Magenta  mu'jen-tu
  1. A battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
    - Battle of Magenta

Derived forms: magentas

See also: chromatic

Type of: pitched battle, purplish red, purplish-red

Encyclopedia: Magenta, Lombardy