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ochre

[ oh-ker ]
/ ˈoʊ kər /
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noun, adjective, verb (used with object), o·chred, o·chring.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ochre

o·chre·ous [oh-ker-uhs, oh-kree-uhs], /ˈoʊ kər əs, ˈoʊ kri əs/, o·chrous [oh-kruhs], /ˈoʊ krəs/, o·chry [oh-kree], /ˈoʊ kri/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ochre

ochre

US ocher

/ (ˈəʊkə) /

noun
any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments
  1. a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
  2. (as adjective)an ochre dress
verb
(tr) to colour with ochre

Derived forms of ochre

ochreous (ˈəʊkrɪəs, ˈəʊkərəs), ochrous (ˈəʊkrəs), ochry (ˈəʊkərɪ, ˈəʊkrɪ), US ocherous or ochery, adjectiveochroid (ˈəʊkrɔɪd), adjective

Word Origin for ochre

C15: from Old French ocre, from Latin ōchra, from Greek ōkhra, from ōkhros pale yellow
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