Definition of burnt umber
1 : a dark brown pigment made by calcining raw umber and used especially in stains and paints and as an artist's color
2 : a moderate brown that is yellower, lighter, and stronger than bay or tobacco, yellower and deeper than toast brown, redder, lighter, and stronger than coffee, and stronger and slightly redder than chestnut brown —called also manganese velvet brown, umber, velvet brown
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