burnt sienna


noun

  1. See under sienna(def 1).
  2. an intense dark reddish-brown color.

noun

  1. a ferruginous earth used as a yellowish-brown pigment (raw sienna) or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt sienna).
  2. the color of such a pigment.

noun

  1. a natural earth containing ferric oxide used as a yellowish-brown pigment when untreated (raw sienna) or a reddish-brown pigment when roasted (burnt sienna)
  2. the colour of this pigmentSee also burnt sienna

noun

  1. a reddish-brown dye or pigment obtained by roasting raw sienna in a furnace
  2. a dark reddish-orange to reddish-brown colour

city in central Italy, probably from Senones, the name of a Gaulish people who settled there in ancient times. Related: Sienese. The brownish-ochre color (1760) is from Italian terra di Sienna “earth of Siena,” where the coloring material first was produced.

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