[ sin-uh-puhs, si-noh-puhs ]
/ ˈsɪn ə pəs, sɪˈnoʊ pəs /
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a red ocher, used from antiquity to the Middle Ages.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also si·no·pi·a [si-noh-pee-uh], /sɪˈnoʊ pi ə/, sin·o·per [sin-uh-per]. /ˈsɪn ə pər/.
Origin of sinopis
<Latin Sinōpis ocher found in Sinope, Greek colony in Paphlagonia; compare late Middle English synopre ≪ Latin
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