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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: ocre, from Latin ochra, from Greek ochros 'yellow, pale'

ochre

noun
     
Related topics: Visual, Colours, Industry
o‧chre British English ; ocher American English [uncountable]
1TI a type of reddish-yellow earth used in paints
2CC the reddish-yellow colour of ochre
ochre adjective

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