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  • n. A brick-red ferruginous clay used as red paint in ancient times.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A brick-red ferruginous clay used by the ancients for red paint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sinople, 1.

Etymologies

French, from Latin sinopis (sc. terra), a red earth or ocher found in Sinope, a town in Paphlagoma, on the Black Sea. (Wiktionary)

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