ochre(redirected from ochrous)
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Variant of ocher.
1. any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments
a. a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
b. (as adjective): an ochre dress.
(Dyeing) (tr) to colour with ochre
[C15: from Old French ocre, from Latin ōchra, from Greek ōkhra, from ōkhros pale yellow]
ochreous, ochrous, ochry, ˈocherous, ˈochery adj
Past participle: ochred
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|Noun||1.||ochre - any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment|
earth color - a colored mineral used as a pigment
|2.||ochre - a moderate yellow-orange to orange color|
|Adj.||1.||ochre - of a moderate orange-yellow color|
chromatic - being or having or characterized by hue