from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A reddish-brown pigment prepared by calcining raw sienna.
  • noun A dark reddish orange.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dark reddish brown colour, like that of roasted sienna.
  • adjective Of a dark reddish brown colour, like that of roasted sienna.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a shade of brown with a tinge of red
  • noun a reddish-brown pigment produced by roasting sienna


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  • Kind of like burnt umbrage, but without the anger.

    November 30, 2007

  • That would be right. Siena's not far from Umbria.

    November 30, 2007

  • Are either of them burning, that anyone knows about?

    November 30, 2007