Definition of sienna
: an earthy substance containing oxides of iron and usually of manganese that is brownish yellow when raw and orange red or reddish brown when burnt and is used as a pigment
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In 2003, Crayola bid goodbye to blizzard blue, magic mint, mulberry and teal -- though amid a hue and cry, fans were able to rescue burnt sienna.
They were rendered thoughtfully in tonal colors such as ochre, sienna, dull green, chestnut and cadmium yellow.
In a matchbox-size studio on the third floor of a building in East Harlem, Paola Mathé unfolds a sienna and black printed scarf.
Add the meringue to the top of the pie and bake an additional 15 minutes, until the waves of meringue take on tones of sienna.
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Origin and Etymology of sienna
Italian terra di Siena, literally, Siena earth, from Siena, Italy
First Known Use: 1787See Words from the same year
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Definition of sienna for English Language Learners
: a brownish-yellow color
: a reddish-brown color
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