yellow ocher

noun

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 They were inspired by rich natural colors, including the earthy yellow ocher color of curry. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 10 Sep. 2021 Also on display is a copy of van Gogh’s Sunflowers, which depicts a vase filled with lurid blossoms painted in yellow ocher and Veronese green. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Aug. 2021 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, 24 Sep. 2020 His palette ran to burnt umber, yellow ocher, burnt sienna, olive green. Los Angeles Times, 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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20 Sep 2021

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“Yellow ocher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yellow%20ocher. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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