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siˈɛn əsi·en·na

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. siennanoun

    an earth color containing ferric oxides; used as a pigment


  1. siennanoun

    a form of clay containing iron and manganese.

  2. siennanoun

    a pigment with a reddish-brown colour.

  3. siennaadjective

    having a reddish-brown colour.

  4. Siennanoun

    of modern usage from the sienna colour.

  5. Etymology: From terra di Sienna, "earth of Siena", Siena being the most notable Renaissance location of the clay


  1. Sienna

    Sienna (from Italian: terra di Siena, meaning "Siena earth") is an earth pigment containing iron oxide and manganese oxide. In its natural state, it is yellowish brown and is called raw sienna. When heated, it becomes a reddish brown and is called burnt sienna. It takes its name from the city-state of Siena, where it was produced during the Renaissance. Along with ochre and umber, it was one of the first pigments to be used by humans, and is found in many cave paintings. Since the Renaissance, it has been one of the brown pigments most widely used by artists. The first recorded use of sienna as a color name in English was in 1760.The normalized color coordinates for sienna are identical to kobe, first recorded as a color name in English in 1924.


  1. sienna

    Sienna is a type of earth pigment that contains iron oxide and manganese oxide. It is a yellowish-brown color when raw, and turns to a reddish-brown color when heated (called burnt sienna). It is commonly used in artist's paints and pastels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Siennanoun

    clay that is colored red or brown by the oxides of iron or manganese, and used as a pigment. It is used either in the raw state or burnt

  2. Etymology: [It. terra di Siena, fr. Siena in Italy.]


  1. Sienna

    Sienna is a form of limonite clay used in the production of oil paint pigments. Its yellow-brown colour comes from ferric oxides contained within. As a natural pigment, it was one of the first pigments to be used by humans, and is found in many cave paintings. When roasted, the pigment becomes a rich reddish-brown, known as burnt sienna. The first recorded use of sienna as a colour name in English was in 1760.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sienna

    si-en′a, n. a fine orange-red pigment used in oil and water-colour painting. [It. terra di Siena, Sienna earth.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sienna

    or Siena (28), an interesting old Italian city of much importance during the Middle Ages, in Central Italy, 60 m. S. of Florence, is still surrounded by its ancient wall, and contains several fine Gothic structures, notably its cathedral (13th century) and municipal palace; has a university and institute of fine arts; silk and cloth weaving, and a wine and oil trade are the chief industries.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. sienna

    A city of Central Italy, about 30 miles southeast from Florence. In the Middle Ages, Siena became one of the powerful city republics of Italy. It embraced the Ghibelline cause, and in conjunction with the forces of Pisa, defeated the Tuscan Guelfs, in the memorable battle of Monte Aperto (1206). Through intestine quarrels it was subjugated by the emperor Charles V., and given to his son in 1555, who ceded it to Cosmo of Tuscany, 1557. It was incorporated with France, 1808-14.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Sienna

    A pigment obtained from the native Terra di Sienna in Italy.


  1. Sienna

    a brownish orange [brown ochre].

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sienna in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sienna in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    Following the reports in todays papers, I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that Ive hurt Sienna Miller and the people most close to us.

  2. Ken Weaver:

    Burnt Sienna. Thats the best thing that ever happened to Crayolas.

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