- a dark-brown pigment prepared from the inky fluid secreted by cuttlefish
- a dark reddish-brown color
- a drawing or photographic print in this color
Origin of sepiaModern Latin name of a genus of cuttlefishes ; from Classical Latin the cuttlefish ; from Classical Greek sēpia ; from sēpein, to cause to rot (from the inky fluid emitted), akin to sapros, rotten
- of sepia
- dark reddish-brown
- a. A dark brown ink or pigment originally prepared from the secretion of the cuttlefish.b. A drawing or picture done in this pigment.c. A photograph in a brown tint.
- A dark grayish yellow brown to dark or moderate olive brown.
- Of the color sepia.
- Done or made in sepia.
Origin of sepiaMiddle English, cuttlefish, from Latin sēpia, cuttlefish, ink, from Greek sēpiā, cuttlefish; perhaps akin to sēpein, to make rotten.
(comparative more sepia, superlative most sepia)
- (colour) Of a dark reddish-brown colour.
From Latin sepia, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÎ·Ï€Î¯Î± (sÄ“pia, “cuttlefish").