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ocher

noun \ˈō-kər\

Definition of ocher

  1. 1 :  an earthy usually red or yellow and often impure iron ore used as a pigment

  2. 2 :  the color of ocher; especially :  the color of yellow ocher

ocherous play \ˈō-k(ə-)rəs\ or ochreous play \ˈō-k(ə-)rəs, -krē-əs\ adjective


Variants of ocher

or ochre play \ˈō-kər\

Origin of ocher

Middle English oker, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French ocre, from Latin ochra, from Greek ōchra, from feminine of ōchros yellow


First Known Use: 14th century

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