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1. A natural brown earth containing ferric oxide and manganese oxides, used as pigment.
2. Any of the shades of brown produced by umber in its various states.
1. Of or related to umber.
2. Having a brownish color.
tr.v. um·bered, um·ber·ing, um·bers
To darken with or as if with umber.
[French (terre d') ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra, shadow (earth), both possibly from alteration (influenced by French ombre Italian ombra, shadow) of Latin Umbria, Umbria.]
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of various natural brown earths containing ferric oxide together with lime and oxides of aluminium, manganese, and silicon. See also burnt umber
2. (Colours) any of the dark brown to greenish-brown colours produced by this pigment
3. (Animals) short for umber moth
4. shade or shadow
5. (Colours) any dark, dusky, or indefinite colour
6. (Colours) of, relating to, or stained with umber
7. (Elements & Compounds) of, relating to, or stained with umber
[C16: from French (terre d')ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra shadow (earth), from Latin umbra shade]
1. a brown earth, largely oxides of iron and manganese, used as a pigment.
2. the color of such a pigment; dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown.
3. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.adj.
4. of the color umber.v.t.
5. to color with or as if with umber.
[1250–1300; Middle English umbre, umber shade, shadow < Old French umbre < Latin umbra; in sense "earth" < French terre d'ombre or Italian terra di ombra]
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|Noun||1.||umber - an earth pigment |
earth color - a colored mineral used as a pigment
raw umber - greenish brown pigment
burnt umber - dark brown pigment obtained by heating umber
|2.||umber - a medium brown to dark-brown color|
|Adj.||1.||umber - of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue