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se•pi•a



Pronunciation: (sē'pē-u), [key]
n.
1. a brown pigment obtained from the inklike secretion of various cuttlefish and used with brush or pen in drawing.
2. a drawing made with this pigment.
3. a dark brown.
4. Photog.a print or photograph made in this color.
5. any of several cuttlefish of the genus Sepia, producing a dark fluid used naturally for defense and, by humans, in ink.

adj.
of a brown, grayish brown, or olive brown similar to that of sepia ink.

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