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noun
Sepia  n.  (pl. E. sepias, L. sepiae)  
1.
(Zool.)
(a)
The common European cuttlefish.
(b)
A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species.
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.






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"Sepia" Quotes from Famous Books



... recesses of unpeopled earth, could no longer remain unknown. The better to mark them out on my map, I gave to the valley the name of Salvator Rosa.[***] The rocks stood out sharply, and sublimely, from the thick woods, just as John Martin's fertile imagination would dash them out in his beautiful sepia landscapes. I never saw anything in nature come so near these creations of genius and imagination. Where we encamped, the river was very deep, the banks steep and muddy, so that the use of a bucket was necessary in watering the cattle. Notwithstanding every precaution, one animal walked into ...
— Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia • Thomas Mitchell



Words linked to "Sepia" :   pigment, copper, copper color, mollusk genus, brick red, cuttlefish, Sepiidae, brown, reddish brown, brownness, genus Sepia, mahogany, cuttle, burnt sienna, Indian red, Venetian red



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