n. (US ocher)
1 a mineral of clay and ferric oxide, used as a pigment varying from light yellow to brown or red.
2 a pale brownish yellow.
ochreish adj. ochreous adj. ochrous adj. ochry adj.
Etymology: ME f. OF ocre f. L ochra f. Gk okhra yellow ochre

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