- 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 sepiaModL, name of a genus of cuttlefishes from L, the cuttlefish from Classical Greek s?pia from s?pein, 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").