- an earthy clay colored by iron oxide, usually yellow or reddish brown: used as a pigment in paints
- the color of ocher; esp., dark yellow
Origin of ocherMiddle English ocra ; from Classical Latin ochra ; from Classical Greek ?chra ; from ?chros, pale, pale-yellow
- Any of several earthy mineral oxides of iron occurring in yellow, brown, or red and used as pigments.
- A moderate orange yellow, from moderate or deep orange to moderate or strong yellow.
Origin of ocherMiddle English oker, from Old French ocre, from Late Latin &omacron;cra, from Latin &omacron;chra, from Greek &omacron;khra, from &omacron;khros, pale yellow.
- o′cher·ous, o′cher·y