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ochre

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An Australian ochre pit.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French ocre and its source Latin ōchra, from Ancient Greek ὤχρα (ṓkhra, pale yellow).

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NounEdit

ochre (plural ochres)

  1. An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide
  2. A somewhat dark yellowish orange colour
    ochre colour:    
  3. (molecular biology, colloquial) The stop codon sequence "UAA."

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AdjectiveEdit

ochre (not comparable)

  1. Having a yellow-orange colour.
  2. (archaeology) Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre.

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VerbEdit

ochre (third-person singular simple present ochres, present participle ochring, simple past and past participle ochred)

  1. to cover with ochre

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