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Meaning of SEPIA

Pronunciation:  'seepeeu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  type genus of the Sepiidae
  2. [n]  a shade of brown with a tinge of red
  3. [n]  rich brown pigment prepared from the ink of cuttlefishes

SEPIA is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: burnt sienna, genus Sepia, reddish brown, Venetian red
 See Also: brick red, brown, brownness, copper, copper color, cuttle, cuttlefish, family Sepiidae, Indian red, mollusk genus, pigment, Sepiidae



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Se"pi*a\, n.; pl. E. {Sepias}, L. {Sepi[ae]}. [L., fr.
    Gr. ??? the cuttlefish, or squid.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.)
       (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 picture}, a drawing in monochrome, made
       in sepia alone, or in sepia with other brown pigments.
  2. \Se"pi*a\, a.
    Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition;
    also, made of, or done in, sepia.
Computing Dictionary

Standard ECRC Prolog Integrating Applications. Prolog with many extensions including attributed variables ("metaterms") and declarative coroutining. "SEPIA", Micha Meier <micha@ecrc.de> et al, TR-LP-36 ECRC, March 1988. Version 3.1 available for Suns and VAX. (See ECRC-Prolog). E-mail: <sepia-request@ecrc.de>.