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OCHRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ochre mean? 

OCHRE (noun)
  The noun OCHRE has 2 senses:

1. any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
2. a moderate yellow-orange to orange color

  Familiarity information: OCHRE used as a noun is rare.


OCHRE (adjective)
  The adjective OCHRE has 1 sense:

1. of a moderate orange-yellow color

  Familiarity information: OCHRE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OCHRE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

ochre; ocher

Hypernyms ("ochre" is a kind of...):

earth color (a colored mineral used as a pigment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "ochre"):

sinoper; sinopia; sinopis (a red ocher formerly used as a pigment)

yellow ocher; yellow ochre (pigment consisting of a limonite mixed with clay and silica)


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Meaning:

A moderate yellow-orange to orange color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

ocher; ochre

Hypernyms ("ochre" is a kind of...):

orange yellow; saffron (a shade of yellow tinged with orange)


OCHRE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of a moderate orange-yellow color

Synonyms:

ocher; ochre

Similar:

chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)


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