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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Magenta  \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  {fuchsine},  {rose["i]ne},  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Fuchsine  \Fuch"sine\,  n.  [Named  by  the  French  inventor,  from 
  Fuchs  a  fox,  the  German  equivalent  of  his  own  name  Renard.] 
  Aniline  red;  an  artificial  coal-tar  dyestuff,  of  a  metallic 
  green  color  superficially,  resembling  cantharides,  but  when 
  dissolved  forming  a  brilliant  dark  red.  It  consists  of  a 
  hydrochloride  or  acetate  of  rosaniline.  See  {Rosaniline}.