yellow ocher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellow ocher pigment consisting of a limonite mixed with clay and silica
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Yellow ocher (Min) an impure, earthy variety of brown iron ore, which is used as a pigment.
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Usage

In literature:

The unpainted wooden walls, the furniture, and the floors colored with yellow ocher smelt of dry wood baked by the sun.
"The Schoolmistress and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
The sky was opaque with it; it had thickened the red-browns and yellows to ocher and pale shades of putty.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
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