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sepia

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noun se·pia \ˈsē-pē-ə\

Simple Definition of sepia

  • : a reddish-brown color

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sepia

  1. 1a :  a brown melanin-containing pigment from the ink of cuttlefishesb :  the inky secretion of a cuttlefish

  2. 2 :  a print or photograph of a brown color resembling sepia

  3. 3 :  a brownish-gray to dark olive-brown color

Origin of sepia

Latin, cuttlefish, ink, from Greek sēpia


First Known Use: 1821

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sepia

adjective se·pia

Definition of sepia

  1. 1 :  made of or done in sepia

  2. 2 :  of the color sepia



1827

First Known Use of sepia

1827

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sepia

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noun se·pia \ˈsē-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of sepia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus (the type of the family Sepiidae) of oval-bodied cephalopods that comprise the cuttlefishes and have a saclike organ containing a dark fluid and an internal shell mostly of calcium carbonate which has been used as an antacid and in tooth and polishing powders

  2. 2:  the inky secretion of a cuttlefish or a brown pigment from it




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