Saturday, May 23, 2009
Have I mentioned that I love looking things up in the dictionary? And now that we have great dictionary resources on the internet, there is no excuse for not learning unfamiliar words. That said, after I read the sienna definition, I had to look up ferruginous.
sienna si⋅en⋅na [see-en-uh] –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.
1750-60, "earth of Siena," from a city in central Italy,
where the coloring material was first produced.
ferruginous [fuh-roo-juh-nuhs] –adjective
1. Geology. iron-bearing: ferruginous clays.
2. of the color of iron rust.
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