Examples from the Web for ochry
Historical Examples of ochry
The ochry variety or red-iron-ochre is distinguished from the solid hematite by the brightness of its colour.
The ochry earths are prepared for use by grinding under edge millstones, and elutriation.
Their heads have always black about them; but the rest is brindled, buff, ochry, or white.
- any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments
- a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
- (as adjective)an ochre dress
- (tr) to colour with ochre
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.