[ oh-ker ]
/ ˈoʊ kər /
any of a class of natural earths, mixtures of hydrated oxide of iron with various earthy materials, ranging in color from pale yellow to orange and red, and used as pigments.
the color of this, ranging from pale yellow to an orangish or reddish yellow.
Obsolete. money, especially gold coin.
of the color of ocher.
verb (used with object), o·chered, o·cher·ing.
to color or mark with ocher.
Words nearby ocher
Origin of ocher
1350–1400; Middle English oker < Old French ocre < Latin ōchrā < Greek ṓchrā yellow ocher
OTHER WORDS FROM ochero·cher·ous, o·cher·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ochered
/ (ˈəʊkə) /
noun, adjective, verb
the US spelling of ochre
Derived forms of ocherocherous or ochery, adjectiveochroid (ˈəʊkrɔɪd), adjective
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