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Meaning of SOLFERINO

Pronunciation:  `solfe'reeno

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

SOLFERINO is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: battle of Solferino, purplish pink
 
 See Also: Italia, Italian Republic, Italy, pink, pitched battle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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