Cologne umber
Umber Um"ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d'ombre, It. terra d'ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called {burnt umber}; when not heated, it is called {raw umber}. See {Burnt umber}, below. [1913 Webster]

2. An umbrere. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

3. [F. ombre, umbre, L. umbra.] (Zo["o]l.) See {Grayling}, 1. [1913 Webster]

4. [Cf. NL. scopus umbretta, F. ombrette; probably fr. L. umbra shade, in allusion to its dark brown color. See {Umber} a pigment.] (Zo["o]l.) An African wading bird ({Scopus umbretta}) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also {umbrette}, {umbre}, and {umber bird}. [1913 Webster]

{Burnt umber} (Paint.), a pigment made by burning raw umber, which is changed by this process from an olive brown to a bright reddish brown.

{Cologne umber}, or {German umber}, a brown pigment obtained from lignite. See {Cologne earth}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Umber — Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umber bird — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnt umber — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burnt umber — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German umber — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raw umber — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scopus umbretta — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umbre — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • umbrette — Umber Um ber, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre d ombre, It. terra d ombra, literally, earth of shadow or shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. {Umber}, 3 & 4, {Umbrage}.] 1. (Paint.) A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown — Synonyms and related words: Argos brown, Bordeaux, Cologne brown, Mexican red, Roman umber, Saint Benoit, Turkey umber, acorn, alesan, alizarin brown, anthracene brown, anthragallol, antique brown, antique gold, autumn leaf, bake, barbecue, baste …   Moby Thesaurus

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