Definitions for ochre
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any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
of a moderate orange-yellow color
An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide
The stop codon sequence "UAA."
to cover with ochre
Having a yellow-orange colour.
Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre.
Origin: From ocre and its source ochra, from .
Ochre is the term for both a golden-yellow or light yellow brown color and for a form of earth pigment which produces the color. The pigment can also be used to create a reddish tint known as "red ochre". The more rarely used terms "purple ochre" and "brown ochre" also exist for variant hues. Because of these other hues, the color ochre is sometimes referred to as "yellow ochre" or "gold ochre". Ochres are among the earliest pigments used by mankind, derived from naturally tinted clay containing mineral oxides. Chemically, it is hydrated iron oxide, mineralogically known as limonite. Modern artists' pigments continue to use the terms "yellow ochre" and "red ochre" for specific hues.
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