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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sepia \Se"pi*a\, noun; pl. E. {Sepias}, L. {Sepiae}. [L., fr. Gr. ??? the cuttlefish, or squid.]

1. (Zool.) (a) The common European cuttlefish. (b) A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under {Cuttlefish}.

2. A pigment prepared from the ink, or black secretion, of the sepia, or cuttlefish. Treated with caustic potash, it has a rich brown color; and this mixed with a red forms {Roman sepia}. Cf. {India ink}, under {India}.

{Sepia drawing} or {Sepia picture}, a drawing in monochrome, made in sepia alone, or in sepia with other brown pigments.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sepia \Se"pi*a\, adjective Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sepia

noun

1: a shade of brown with a tinge of red [syn: {reddish brown}, {sepia}, {burnt sienna}, {Venetian red}, {mahogany}]

2: rich brown pigment prepared from the ink of cuttlefishes

3: type genus of the Sepiidae [syn: {Sepia}, {genus Sepia}]


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