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o·cheror o·chre (ō′kər)
1. Any of several earthy mineral oxides of iron occurring in yellow, brown, or red and used as pigments.
2. A moderate orange yellow, from moderate or deep orange to moderate or strong yellow.
[Middle English oker, from Old French ocre, from Late Latin ōcra, from Latin ōchra, from Greek ōkhra, from ōkhros, pale yellow.]
o′cher·ous, o′cher·y (ō′krē) adj.
n, adj, vb
the US spelling of ochre
ˈocherous, ˈochery adj
or o•chre(ˈoʊ kər)
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 pigments.
2. the color of this; pale to orangish or reddish yellow.
[1350–1400; Middle English oker < Old French ocre < Latin ōchra < Greek ṓchra yellow ocher]
o′cher•ous, o′cher•y, adj.
Past participle: ochered
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|Noun||1.||ocher - a moderate yellow-orange to orange color|
|2.||ocher - any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment|
earth color - a colored mineral used as a pigment
|Adj.||1.||ocher - of a moderate orange-yellow color|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue