Definitions for "Solferino"
Keywords:  battle, purplish, fought, dunant, garda
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.
a purplish pink dye was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino
an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I