umber


1um·ber

noun \ˈəm-bər\

: a dark, yellowish brown color

Full Definition of UMBER

1
:  a brown earth that is darker in color than ocher and sienna because of its content of manganese and iron oxides and is highly valued as a permanent pigment either in the raw or burnt state
2
a :  a moderate to dark yellowish brown
b :  a moderate brown

Origin of UMBER

probably from obsolete English, shade, color, from Middle English ombre, umbre shade, shadow, from Anglo-French, from Latin umbra — more at umbrage
First Known Use: 1568

Rhymes with UMBER

2umber

verb
um·beredum·ber·ing \-b(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of UMBER

transitive verb
:  to darken with or as if with umber

First Known Use of UMBER

1610

3umber

adjective

Definition of UMBER

:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of umber; specifically :  of the color of umber

First Known Use of UMBER

1802

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