Sepia meaning

sē'pē-ə
A dark-brown pigment prepared from the inky fluid secreted by cuttlefish.
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A dark reddish-brown color.
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A drawing or photographic print in this color.
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Of sepia.
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Dark reddish-brown.
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(archaic) The cuttlefish.
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A dark brown pigment made from the secretions of the cuttlefish.
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(colour) A dark, slightly reddish, brown colour.

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A sepia-coloured drawing or photograph.
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(colour) Of a dark reddish-brown colour.
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A dark grayish yellow brown to dark or moderate olive brown.
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Of the color sepia.
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Done or made in sepia.
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Origin of sepia

  • Middle English cuttlefish from Latin sēpia cuttlefish, ink from Greek sēpiā cuttlefish perhaps akin to sēpein to make rotten
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin sepia, from Ancient Greek σηπία (sÄ“pia, “cuttlefish").
    From Wiktionary