Meaning of sepia

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