ochery

ocher

[oh-ker]
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; Middle English oker < Old French ocre < Latin ōchrā < Greek ṓchrā yellow ocher

ocherous, ochery, adjective
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ocher (ˈəʊkə)
 
n, —adj, —vb
the US spelling of ochre
 
'ocherous
 
adj
 
'ochery
 
adj
 
ochroid
 
adj

ochre or ocher (ˈəʊkə)
 
n
1.  any of various natural earths containing ferric oxide, silica, and alumina: used as yellow or red pigments
2.  a.  a moderate yellow-orange to orange colour
 b.  (as adjective): an ochre dress
 
vb
3.  (tr) to colour with ochre
 
[C15: from Old French ocre, from Latin ōchra, from Greek ōkhra, from ōkhros pale yellow]
 
ocher or ocher
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: from Old French ocre, from Latin ōchra, from Greek ōkhra, from ōkhros pale yellow]
 
ochreous or ocher
 
adj
 
ochrous or ocher
 
adj
 
ochry or ocher
 
adj
 
'ocherous or ocher
 
adj
 
'ochery or ocher
 
adj
 
ochroid or ocher
 
adj

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ocher
see ochre.
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