Definition of magenta adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

magenta

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adjective
BrE BrE//məˈdʒentə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈdʒentə//
 
 
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reddish-purple in colour Word Origin mid 19th cent.: named after Magenta in northern Italy, site of a battle (1859) fought shortly before the red dye was discovered.

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