- any of various natural red earths containing ferric oxide: used as pigments
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Examples from the Web for red ochre
The company are now promenading outside in all the dignity of wigs, spangles, red-ochre, and whitening.Sketches by Boz
This was alive with wild forms, their red-ochre showing in contrast to the dark green of the foliage.Harley Greenoak's Charge
The outside is generally painted with a mixture of reddle or red-ochre or whey.