• WordNet 3.6
    • n Solferino an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
    • n solferino a pink dye that was discovered in 1859, the year a battle was fought at Solferino
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solferino 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solferino The color of rosaniline; an intensely chromatic and luminous purplish rose-color. see purple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Solferino sol-fe-rē′nō the colour of rosaniline—from the French victory at Solferino in Italy (1859).
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In literature:

After the defeats at Magenta and Solferino in 1859, Austria began to see the impossibility of a continued rule of terrorism and absolutism.
"Independent Bohemia" by Vladimir Nosek
Lombardy had united with Piedmont soon after the victory at Solferino, by the suffrages of its inhabitants.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume X" by John Lord
Here I am, Marshal of France, with a hundred thousand francs income, and Duke of Solferino in the bargain.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
She was a staunch Imperialist, and had portraits of the Emperor, with prints of Solferino and of Sedan.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
The reader will be reminded by it of Mrs. Browning's 'Forced Recruit at Solferino.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Some are arrayed in Solferino velvets, rather heavy for this warm day!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
That's precisely the place where the first bullet went through my hat at Solferino.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
He then understood that it was with Juve he had talked on the quay near the rue de Solferino.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
In the summer of 1859, as the sequel of Solferino began to unfold itself, he thought of making his observations known.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
After Solferino, he endeavored to introduce her again into our institutions.
"Paris" by William Walton
De Rivoli a Marengo et a Solferino.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Nice and Savoy are only instalments of the price they are to pay for Solferino.
"Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II)" by Edmund Downey Charles James Lever
Neither Magenta nor Solferino had been decisive battles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
Solferino and Magenta were fought, Garibaldi conquered Sicily, and wherever the interest was greatest there the special artist was found.
"The Pictorial Press" by Mason Jackson
They crossed Solferino bridge, and made their way through a terrific crowd in the broad Place de la Concorde.
"Our Army at the Front" by Heywood Broun
That new light seems to have flashed upon Napoleon for the first time from the stern Austrian ranks on the day of Solferino.
"Browning and His Century" by Helen Archibald Clarke
The younger sister, who was by far the handsomer of the two, afterwards became the wife of Prince Gonzaga Solferino.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The campaign of Magenta and Solferino took place ten years later.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 8" by Various
Her coquettish, curly locks were doubtless of oakum texture and solferino tinge.
"The Army Mule and Other War Sketches" by Henry A. Castle
After Solferino he was very hopeful.
"The Life of Mazzini" by Bolton King