ocher
[ oh-ker ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1350-1400; Middle English from Old French ocre, via Latin from Greek ōkhra ‘yellow ocher’
Synonyms
  • amber
  • brick
  • puce
  • russet
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
any of a class of natural earths, mixtures of hydrated oxide of iron with various earthy materials, ranging in color from pale yellow to orange and red, and used as pigments
Example
A) The ancient painting was created using ocher as a pigment, causing its main colors to be orangey-reds. B) Kevin learned about ocher while studying anthropology, and he said ancient civilizations relied on it to create many forms of artwork.
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