- The definition of amber is a fossil resin that is yellow, orange, red, or brown in hue, or refers to a specific color that is considered to look like this resin.
- An example of amber is the material in which a moth was preserved in the movie Jurassic Park.
- An example of something that is amber colored is honey.
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- a yellow or brownish-yellow translucent fossil resin found as along seacoasts and used in jewelry, pipestems, etc.: it is hard, easily polished, and quickly charged with static electricity when rubbed
- the color of amber
Origin: Middle English aumbre, amber, ambergris ; from Old French ambre ; from Arabic ʼanbar, ambergris
- like or made of amber
- having the color of amber
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- A hard translucent yellow, orange, or brownish-yellow fossil resin, used for making jewelry and other ornamental objects.
- A brownish yellow.
- Having the color of amber; brownish-yellow.
- Made of or resembling amber: an amber necklace.
Origin: Middle English ambre, from Old French, from Medieval Latin ambra, ambar, from Arabic ‘anbar, ambergris, amber.
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