- 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 ōcra from Latin ōchra from Greek ōkhra from ōkhros pale yellow
- o′cher·ous o′cher·y