ocher definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of natural mineral oxides of metal occurring in yellowish, brown, or red and utilized as pigments.
    • A moderate orange yellow, from moderate or deep orange to moderate or powerful yellowish.
    • alternate spelling of ochre.
    • A impure natural ore of iron or a ferruginous clay, usually purple (hematite) or yellow (limonite), -- utilized as a pigment in making paints, etc. Title can be applied to clays of various other colors.
    • A metallic oxide occurring in earthy kind.
    • the colour of ocher{1}, different around tangerine, from more yellowish to more reddish in tint.
    • the normal title of an essential course or natural earths comprising mixtures for the hydrated sesquioxids of metal with different earthy products, principally silica and alumina.
    • cash, especially gold money: so called in allusion to its shade.
    • A metallic oxid which occurs by means of an earthy powder or effortlessly crumbled mass: as antimony ocher; bismuth ocher; tungstic ocher.
    • any one of different earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; made use of as a pigment
    • a moderate yellow-orange to orange shade
  • others:
    • To mark or stain with ocher.
  • adjective:
    • of a moderate orange-yellow color

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