See under sienna(def 1).
an intense dark reddish-brown color.
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Origin of burnt sienna
First recorded in 1835–45
Definition for burnt sienna (2 of 2)
[ see-en-uh ]
/ siˈɛn ə /
a ferruginous earth used as a yellowish-brown pigment (raw sienna) or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt sienna).
the color of such a pigment.
Origin of sienna
1750–60; < Italian (terra di) Sien(n)a (earth of) Siena
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British Dictionary definitions for burnt sienna (1 of 2)
/ (sɪˈɛnə) /
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)
the colour of this pigmentSee also burnt sienna
Word Origin for sienna
C18: from Italian terra di Siena earth of Siena
British Dictionary definitions for burnt sienna (2 of 2)
a reddish-brown dye or pigment obtained by roasting raw sienna in a furnace
a dark reddish-orange to reddish-brown colour
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