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amber

noun am·ber \ ˈam-bər \

Definition of amber

1 :a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin that takes a fine polish and is used chiefly in making ornamental objects (such as beads)
2 :a variable color averaging a dark orange yellow

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Origin and Etymology of amber

Middle English ambre, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin ambra, from Arabic ʽanbar ambergris


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amber

adjective

Definition of amber

1 :consisting of amber
2 :resembling amber; especially :having the color amber

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First Known Use of amber

15th century


AMBER Defined for English Language Learners

amber

noun

Definition of amber for English Language Learners

  • : a hard orange-yellow substance that can be polished and used for jewelry and other decorations

  • : a dark orange-yellow color


AMBER Defined for Kids

amber

noun am·ber \ ˈam-bər \

Definition of amber for Students

1 :a hard yellowish to brownish clear substance that is a fossil resin from trees long dead and that can be polished and used in making ornamental objects (as beads)
2 :a dark orange yellow :the color of honey

Medical Dictionary

amber

noun am·ber \ ˈam-bər \

medical Definition of amber

:a hard yellowish to brownish translucent fossil resin that takes a fine polish and is used chiefly in making ornamental objects (as beads)

amber

adjective


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