ocher

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noun \ˈō-kər\
variants: or

ochre

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

Origin and Etymology of ocher

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


First Known Use: 14th century

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