[syn: ocher, ochre]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ocher \O"cher\, Ochre \O"chre\, n. [F. ocre, L. ochra, fr. Gr.
?, from (?) pale, pale yellow.]
(a) A impure earthy ore of iron or a ferruginous clay,
usually red (hematite) or yellow (limonite), -- used
as a pigment in making paints, etc. The name is also
applied to clays of other colors.
(b) A metallic oxide occurring in earthy form; as,
tungstic ocher or tungstite.
2. The color of ocher, varying around orange, from more
yellowish to more reddish in tint.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of a moderate orange-yellow color [syn: ocher, ochre]
n 1: a moderate yellow-orange to orange color [syn: ocher,
2: any of various earths containing silica and alumina and
ferric oxide; used as a pigment [syn: ocher, ochre]