sienna

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noun si·en·na \sē-ˈe-nə\

Definition of sienna

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of sienna

Italian terra di Siena, literally, Siena earth, from Siena, Italy


First Known Use: 1787


SIENNA Defined for English Language Learners

sienna

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noun si·en·na \sē-ˈe-nə\

Definition of sienna for English Language Learners

  • : a brownish-yellow color

  • : a reddish-brown color


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