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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: 'cuttlefish', from Greek; because the color is obtained from a liquid in cuttlefishes' bodies

sepia

noun
     
se‧pi‧a [uncountable]
1CC a dark reddish brown colour
2

sepia photograph/print

TCP a photograph, picture etc, especially an old one, that is dark reddish brown
3AVD a dark reddish brown ink used for drawing
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