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si·en·na

 (sē-ĕn′ə)
n.
1. A special clay containing iron and manganese oxides, used as a pigment for oil and watercolor painting.
2.
a. Raw sienna.
b. Burnt sienna.

[Short for terra-sienna, from Italian terra di Sienna, earth of Siena, after Siena.]

sienna

(sɪˈɛnə)
n
1. (Dyeing) 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. (Colours) the colour of this pigment. See also burnt sienna
[C18: from Italian terra di Siena earth of Siena]

si•en•na

(siˈɛn ə)

n.
1. an iron-bearing earth used as a yellowish brown pigment or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish brown pigment.
2. the color of such a pigment.
[1750–60; < Italian (terra di) Sien(n)a (earth of) Siena]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sienna - an earth color containing ferric oxides; used as a pigment
earth color - a colored mineral used as a pigment
burnt sienna - a reddish-brown pigment produced by roasting sienna
raw sienna - a yellowish-brown pigment made from untreated sienna
Translations

sienna

[sɪˈenə] Nsiena f

sienna

n (= earth)Sienaerde f; (= colour)Ockergelb nt; raw siennaOckergelb nt; burned siennagebrannte Siena
adjockergelb; raw siennaockergelb; burned siennasiena(braun), rotbraun

sienna

[sɪˈɛnə] n (colour) → terra di Siena
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