or ochre noun Etymology: Middle English oker, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French ocre, from Latin ochra, from Greek ōchra, from feminine of ōchros yellow Date: 14th century 1. an earthy usually red or yellow and often impure iron ore used as a pigment 2. the color of ocher; especially the color of yellow ocher • ocherous or ochreous adjective

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  • Ocher — O cher, Ochre O chre, n. [F. ocre, L. ochra, fr. Gr. ?, from (?) pale, pale yellow.] 1. (Min.) (a) A impure earthy ore of iron or a ferruginous clay, usually red (hematite) or yellow (limonite), used as a pigment in making paints, etc. The name… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ocher — ocher; ocher·ish; ocher·ous; …   English syllables

  • Ocher — may refer to: A shade of brown see Ochre Ochyor (disambiguation), a Russian place name; alternatively romanized as Ocher See also Ochre (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • ocher — [ō′kər] n. [ME ocra < L ochra < Gr ōchra < ōchros, pale, pale yellow] 1. an earthy clay colored by iron oxide, usually yellow or reddish brown: used as a pigment in paints 2. the color of ocher; esp., dark yellow ocherous adj …   English World dictionary

  • Ocher — (Ocker), 1) veralteter Name von abfärbenden Metalloxyden; bes. 2) natürliches od. künstlich bereitetes Eisenoxyd, als Malerfarbe zum Poliren etc. angewendet …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ocher — Ocher, soviel wie Ocker …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ocher — Ocher, s. Ocker …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ocher — Ocher, s. Ocker …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • ocher — see OCHRE (Cf. ochre) …   Etymology dictionary

  • -ocher — ⇒ OCHE, OCHER, suff. I. oche. Suff. formateur de subst. et d adj., surtout dans la lang. arg. et pop. A. [Suff. formateur de subst.] 1. [La base est un subst.] V. bidoche, cinoche (rem. s.v. cinéma), clodoche (rem. s.v. clochard), épinoche,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ocher — ocherous, ochery, adj. /oh keuhr/, n., adj., v., ochered, ochering. n. 1. 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… …   Universalium

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