1. [ noun ] (color) a dark purple-red; the dye was discovered in 1859, the year of the battle of Magenta
Synonyms: fuchsia
Related terms: purplish_red
2. [ adjective ] deep purplish red
Related terms: chromatic
3. [ noun ] (military) a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
Synonyms: battle_of_Magenta
Related terms: pitched_battle Italy Italy
Similar spelling:   massenet