Sepia

Definition of Sepia

Se´pi`a
n.1.(Zool.) The common European 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
a drawing in monochrome, made in sepia alone, or in sepia with other brown pigments.
a.1.Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia.

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