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ocher

[oh-ker] /ˈoʊ kər/
noun
1.
any of a class of natural earths, mixtures of hydrated oxide of iron with various earthy materials, ranging in color from pale yellow to orange and red, and used as pigments.
2.
the color of this, ranging from pale yellow to an orangish or reddish yellow.
3.
Obsolete. money, especially gold coin.
adjective
4.
of the color of ocher.
verb (used with object), ochered, ochering.
5.
to color or mark with ocher.
Also, ochre.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English oker < Old French ocre < Latin ōchrā < Greek ṓchrā yellow ocher
Related forms
ocherous, ochery, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ocherous

ocher

/ˈəʊkə/
noun, adjective, verb
1.
the US spelling of ochre
Derived Forms
ocherous, ochery, adjective
ochroid (ˈəʊkrɔɪd) adjective
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Word Origin and History for ocherous
ocher
see ochre.
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