Sunday, 15 December 2013

sepia

Cuttlefish ink was used to make a brown pigment for painting, called sepia. The word is borrowed from Latin sēpia, borrowed from Greek σηπία (sēpia) "cuttlefish".
European cuttlefish
European cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

3 comments :

Mary Jane said...

Hello !!!

This post reminded me this cuttlefish changing colour very fast. I wonder if octopuses can change their colous as fast as them..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Z5konkZfQ

Thank you.

goofy said...

That poor cuttlefish!

I've seen squids and octopuses change colour that fast.

Glen Gordon said...

Now you got me wondering where sepia comes from. Is it an Indo-European term or a Mediterranean wanderwort?