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magenta

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magenta (muh-JEN-tuh) noun

A moderate to vivid purplish red.

[After Magenta, a town of northwest Italy, where the Battle of Magenta was fought on June 4, 1859. Dye of this color was discovered shortly after the battle and hence named after it.]

"Cosmos are also graceful plants with feathery foliage. Some have fairly long flowering stems as in the case of Cosmos bicolor, with the flowers usually in white, magenta or even deep maroon red."
Lam Peng Sam; Vibrant, Colourful Cosmos; New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Feb 7, 1998.

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