noun, adjective, verb (used with object), o·chred, o·chring.
- ochoa, severo,
verb (used with object), o·chered, o·cher·ing.
Origin of ocher
Examples from the Web for ochre
The ochre spaghetti you get looks steampunk, but tastes just fine.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our guide, Mouha, glanced up at the trail that disappeared far into the ochre uplands.
Manufactures of ochre, of which there are quarries in the vicinity, and of iron goods are carried on.
Page 150 The spores are ochre yellow, rusty, rusty-brown, or some shade of yellow.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.|George Francis Atkinson
To conclude, a youth with parted hair, a name that is ochre to red journals and gold on the back of a supper check.The Voice of the City|O. Henry
His grizzled hair was brushed in a waving line across a cranium which was ochre in tone.Pierrette|Honore de Balzac
There is a place on the road where iron sand is dug, and whence runs a chalybeate spring, which leaves settlings of ochre.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
- a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
- (as adjective)an ochre dress
Word Origin for ochre
noun, adjective, verb
type of clayey soil (much used in pigments), late 14c., from Old French ocre (c.1300) and directly from Late Latin ocra, from Latin ochra, from Greek ochra, from ochros "pale yellow," of unknown origin. As a color name, "brownish-yellow," it is attested from mid-15c. Related: Ochreous.