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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ma·gen·ta /məˈʤɛntə/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ma·gen·ta /məˈʤɛntə/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 ma·gen·ta n. Chem. 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, roseine, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : deep purplish red
      n 1: a dark purple-red; the dye was discovered in 1859, the year
           of the battle of Magenta [syn: fuchsia]
      2: a battle in 1859 in which the French and Sardinian forces
         under Napoleon III defeated the Austrians under Francis
         Joseph I [syn: Battle of Magenta]