Water color
Water color Wa"ter col`or (Paint.) 1. A color ground with water and gum or other glutinous medium; a color the vehicle of which is water; -- so called in distinction from {oil color}. [1913 Webster]

Note: It preserves its consistency when dried in a solid cake, which is used by rubbing off a portion on a moistened palette. Moist water colors are water colors kept in a semifluid or pasty state in little metal tubes or pans. [1913 Webster]

2. A picture painted with such colors. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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