sinopis

sinopis

[sin-uh-puhs, si-noh-puhs]
noun
a red ocher, used from antiquity to the Middle Ages.
Also, sinopia [si-noh-pee-uh] , sinoper [sin-uh-per] .


Origin:
< Latin Sinōpis ocher found in Sinope, Greek colony in Paphlagonia; compare late Middle English synopreLatin

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sinopis

noun
a red ocher formerly used as a pigment 
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