sinopia

noun
si·no·pia | \sə-ˈnō-pē-ə \
plural sinopias or sinopie\sə-ˈnō-pē-ˌā \

Definition of sinopia 

1 : a red to reddish-brown earth pigment used by the ancients that depends for its color on its content of red ferric oxide

2 : a preliminary drawing for a fresco done in sinopia

First Known Use of sinopia

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sinopia

Italian, from Latin sinopis, from Greek sinōpis, from Sinōpē Sinop, ancient seaport in Asia Minor

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