Sienna
Sienna Si*en"na, n. [It. terra di Siena, fr. Siena in Italy.] (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Burnt sienna}, sienna made of a much redder color by the action of fire.

{Raw sienna}, sienna in its natural state, of a transparent yellowish brown color. [1913 Webster]


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