- purplish red
Origin of magentaafter Magenta, town in Italy: so called because discovered about the time (1859) of the battle fought there
- See fuchsin.
- A purplish red, one of the subtractive primary colors.
Origin of magentaAfter Magenta , a town of northwest Italy
(comparative more magenta, superlative most magenta)
- having the colour of fuchsia, fuchsine, light purple.
Named in 1859 by Edward Chambers Nicholson after the Battle of Magenta, fought earlier that year.
- a town in Northern Italy, site of the Battle of Magenta after which the color magenta was named.