ocher ocher

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
  2. (n) any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
  3. (adj) of a moderate orange-yellow color

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The Eden family seat for 400 years was Windlestone Hall, a porticoed ocher pile surrounded by lawns, lake and a line of wind-blown beeches, 254 miles north of London.
  2. He set Russians and natives digging for coal and iron, made waterproof paint from whale oil and red ocher.
  3. Much of that coal is dug in tens of thousands of mines scattered across the windblasted ocher hills northeast of Beijing.

News

  • Historical Society explores scandalous legacy of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte

    Yearlong exhibit looks into Baltimore beauty's tumultuous, three-year royal marriage, and the six decades that followed until her death at age 94 The small wooden trunk is covered with red leather, painted with an ocher floral embroidery and studded with brass nails — and it couldn't have announced its owner's intention more clearly.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  • Through her, we learn the colors that Renoir sees in the river, "yellow ocher even though the water's dominant color is blue, but there's lavender and green too."
    on May 14, 2007 By: Pierre-Auguste Renoir Source: Washington Post

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