watercolor

[ waw-ter-kuhl-er, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌkʌl ər, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

a pigment for which water and not oil is used as the vehicle.
the art or technique of painting with such pigments.
a painting or design executed in such pigments by this technique.

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Origin of watercolor

First recorded in 1590–1600; water + color

OTHER WORDS FROM watercolor

water-color, adjectivewa·ter·col·or·ist, noun
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