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Definition of SEPIA

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Sepia \Se"pi*a\, a.
     Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sepia \Se"pi*a\, n.; pl. E. {Sepias}, L. {Sepiae}. [L., fr. Gr.
     ??? the cuttlefish, or squid.]
     1. (Zool.)
        (a) The common European cuttlefish.
        (b) A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under {Cuttlefish}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms {Roman sepia}. Cf. {India ink}, under {India}. [1913 Webster]

     {Sepia drawing} or {Sepia picture}, a drawing in monochrome, made in sepia alone, or in sepia with other brown pigments. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "sepia":
     beige, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, drab, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, fawn, fawn-colored, fuscous, grege, hazel, khaki, lurid, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, seal, seal-brown, snuff-colored, sorrel, tan, taupe, tawny, toast, toast-brown, umber, umber-colored, walnut, walnut-brown, yellowish-brown


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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