See under umber(def 1).
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Definition for burnt umber (2 of 2)
[ uhm-ber ]
/ ˈʌm bər /
an earth consisting chiefly of a hydrated oxide of iron and some oxide of manganese, used in its natural state as a brown pigment (raw umber) or, after heating, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt umber).
the color of such a pigment; dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown.
Ichthyology. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.
North England Dialect. shade; shadow.
of the color umber.
verb (used with object)
to color with or as if with umber.
Origin of umber
1250–1300; Middle English umbre, umber shade, shadow < Old French umbre < Latin umbra; in sense “earth” < French terre d'ombre or Italian terra di ombra
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Examples from the Web for burnt umber
"Prout's Brown," a sort of fluent ink of a burnt-umber tint, will be found excellent for drawing purposes.
British Dictionary definitions for burnt umber (1 of 2)
/ (ˈʌmbə) /
any of various natural brown earths containing ferric oxide together with lime and oxides of aluminium, manganese, and siliconSee also burnt umber
any of the dark brown to greenish-brown colours produced by this pigment
short for umber moth
- shade or shadow
- any dark, dusky, or indefinite colour
of, relating to, or stained with umber
Word Origin for umber
C16: from French (terre d') ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra shadow (earth), from Latin umbra shade
British Dictionary definitions for burnt umber (2 of 2)
a brown pigment obtained by heating umber
a dark brown colour
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