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 for fuchsine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fuchsine \Fuch"sine\, n. [Named by the French inventor, from
     Fuchs a fox, the German equivalent of his own name, Renard.]
     (Chem.)
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  magenta \ma*gen"ta\ (m[.a]*j[e^]n"t[.a]), 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 fuchsin, fuchsine, roseine,
     etc.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The purplish-red color of magenta.
        [PJC]

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