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

Examples of yellow ocher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Squeeze about half a teaspoon of watercolor paint in yellow ocher onto a plate and add five dessert spoons’ worth of water. Alexa Brazilian, New York Times, "Looking to Brighten a Room? Try Painting a Lampshade.," 24 Sep. 2020 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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“Yellow ocher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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