yellow ocher


Definition of yellow ocher

1 : a mixture of limonite usually with clay and silica used as a pigment
2 : a moderate orange yellow

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His palette ran to burnt umber, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, olive green. Los Angeles Times, "Judy Chicago says, ‘I was being erased’ from Southern California art history," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of yellow ocher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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