The common European cuttlefish.
A genus comprising the common cuttlefish and numerous similar species. See Illustr. under Cuttlefish.
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.
Of a dark brown color, with a little red in its composition; also, made of, or done in, sepia
reddish brown, burnt sienna, Venetian red, brown generic term, brownness generic term noun, pigment generic term noun, Sepia, genus Sepia, mollusk genus generic term