ochre ochre  /ˈoʊ kər/


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



  1. Konne, one of the moran from the Masai Mara, applies red ochre paste to the seed beads around his neck.
  2. The old ochre-colored colonial buildings with their big windows and high ceilings set the architectural style.
  3. Figures seen in profile are enclosed in lines of exquisite purity, then colored with a few flat shades of red, black, green, yellow ochre and terracotta.


  • Pet of the Week - Ocher

    Ochre is simply good company. This handsome, one year old, brown tabby has medium fur making him even more fun to pet and hold. Eyes bright with curiosity, he comes forward in his kennel to greet you. He purrs when held.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WKBT La Crosse

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  1. "I've been doing the tour for years now and I've had a couple of stage wins but I've never had the chance to wear the ochre jersey, so it's been nice to have it for the last three days," Davis said this morning.
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Allan Davis Source: The Australian

  2. "You will realise," van Gogh wrote to Emile Bernard, "that this combination of red-ochre, of green gloomed over by grey, the black streaks surrounding the contours, produce something of the sensation of anguish called 'rouge-noir', from which...
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: Van Gogh Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "There was a fearful sunset," Newby writes. "The ship was driving towards a wall of black storm cloud tinged with bright ochre where the sun touched it. About us was a wild, tumbling yellow sea."
    on Dec 4, 2009 By: Eric Newby Source: Times LIVE

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