from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See fuchsin.
- n. A purplish red, one of the subtractive primary colors.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
- adj. having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The purplish-red color of magenta.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich and somewhat glaring red pigment. Also called aniline red and fuchsin.
- n. The color given by the pigment.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- adj. of deep purplish red
- n. a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
After Magenta, a town of northwest Italy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named in 1859 by Edward Chambers Nicholson after the Battle of Magenta, fought earlier that year. (Wiktionary)