noun, adjective, verb (used with object), o·chred, o·chring.
Examples from the Web for ochreous
Historical Examples of ochreous
Unlike them they held no dazzling sapphire brilliancies; they were ochreous, suffused with raging vermilion.The Metal Monster
Its broad, swift stream was bringing down great deposits of ochreous gravels and of sands interstratified with loams and clays.Men of the Old Stone Age
Henry Fairfield Osborn
All the wings of this species are of a pale yellowish or ochreous grey.Butterflies and Moths
William S. Furneaux
It struck into the heart of the hill, an ochreous blotch against the dense velvetiness of the furze.Mrs. Severn, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Mary Elizabeth Carter
Nothing artificial appeared about it, except a ring of paint, of some ochreous matter, around the fancied neck of the image.
- a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
- (as adjective)an ochre dress
Word Origin for ochre
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.