Origin of umber
Words nearby umber
How to use umber in a sentence
The eggs number from four to six, and are of a grey colour, speckled with light umber-brown.
The eggs number two, dark olive-brown, or buffish-brown, spotted somewhat sparingly with blackish-brown and umber-brown.
The tapestries of the wall were umber and gold; the hangings of the bed and windows were a modulated purple.The Bastonnais|John Lesperance
Not now could the lure of his well-loved ocean appeal to him, for all the wonders of the umber and dull orange west.Cursed|George Allan England
Ground color of upperparts deep umber-brown, very finely and densely vermiculated; chest barred with bright tawny brown and black.Color Key to North American Birds|Frank M. Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for umber
- shade or shadow
- any dark, dusky, or indefinite colour