noun \ˈō-kər\

Definition of OCHER

:  an earthy usually red or yellow and often impure iron ore used as a pigment
:  the color of ocher; especially :  the color of yellow ocher
ocher·ous \ˈō-k(ə-)rəs\ or ochre·ous \ˈō-k(ə-)rəs, -krē-əs\ adjective

Variants of OCHER

ocher or ochre \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

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion


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