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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sol·fe·ri·no n. A brilliant deep pink color with a purplish tinge, one of the dyes derived from aniline; -- so called from Solferino in Italy, where a battle was fought about the time of its discovery.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a purplish pink dye was discovered in 1859, the year a
           battle was fought at Solferino [syn: purplish pink]
      2: an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and
         Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under
         Francis Joseph I [syn: battle of Solferino]