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

  1. To cover or tint with ochre.
    • 2009 July 6, Verlyn Klinkenborg, “How the Thunder Sounds”, in New York Times[1]:
      The sun gloats in the sky, casting a gleam on the pasture where there was so much umbering and ochreing only moments before.

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