noun, adjective, verb (used with object), o·chred, o·chring.
Related formso·chre·ous [oh-ker-uh s, oh-kree-uh s] /ˈoʊ kər əs, ˈoʊ kri əs/, o·chrous [oh-kruh s] /ˈoʊ krəs/, o·chry [oh-kree] /ˈoʊ kri/, adjective
Examples from the Web for ochreous
Unlike them they held no dazzling sapphire brilliancies; they were ochreous, suffused with raging vermilion.The Metal Monster|A. Merritt
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.
British Dictionary definitions for ochreous
- a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
- (as adjective)an ochre dress