The difference between sepia and loligo
is that "sepia" is a dark brown pigment made from the secretions of the cuttlefish. [from 1820s] and "loligo" is a member of the Loligo genus of cephalopods; a squid.
- A dark brown pigment made from the secretions of the cuttlefish. [from 1820s]
- A dark, slightly reddish, brown colour.
- (by extension, countable) A sepia-coloured drawing or photograph.
- (archaic, countable) The cuttlefish. [from 16th c.]
- (colour) Of a dark reddish-brown colour.
- Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.
- Only now did he realise how few colours there had been at the end of the universe. The world had been sepia, drained of colour and light.
- A member of the Loligo genus of cephalopods; a squid.
- the learned may consider the Crystalline humour of the eye in the cuttle fish and Loligo.
- […] the loligos or squids, the sepias, and the argonauts or paper nautili, are among the best known of its representatives.