Definition of sienna noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//siˈenə//
; NAmE NAmE//siˈenə//
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a type of dark yellow or red clay used for giving colour to paints, etc. Burnt sienna, with its rich luminous red, makes an ideal colour for adding warmth to natural brick. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Italian (terra di) Sienna ‘(earth of) Siena’.
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