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burnt sienna

noun
1.
See under sienna (def 1).
2.
an intense dark reddish-brown color.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45

sienna

[see-en-uh] /siˈɛn ə/
noun
1.
a ferruginous earth used as a yellowish-brown pigment (raw sienna) or, after roasting in a furnace, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt sienna)
2.
the color of such a pigment.
Origin
1750-60; < Italian (terra di) Sien(n)a (earth of) Siena
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British Dictionary definitions for burnt-sienna

burnt sienna

noun
1.
a reddish-brown dye or pigment obtained by roasting raw sienna in a furnace
2.
a dark reddish-orange to reddish-brown colour

sienna

/sɪˈɛnə/
noun
1.
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)
2.
the colour of this pigment See also burnt sienna
Word Origin
C18: from Italian terra di Siena earth of Siena
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Word Origin and History for burnt-sienna
sienna
1760, from It. terra di Sienna "earth of Siena," city in central Italy, where the coloring material was first produced. The city name probably is from Senones, the name of a Gaulish people who settled there in ancient times.
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