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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin ambra, from Arabic anbar 'substance obtained from the body organs of whales'

amber

noun
     
amber
am‧ber [uncountable]
1CC a yellowish brown colour
2HBTI a hard yellowish brown substance used to make jewellery:
an amber necklace
amber adjective
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