Definition Of ochers


an earthy pigment containing ferric oxide, typically with clay, varying from light yellow to brown or red.

The palette is severely limited: blacks, grays, browns, and the acidic yellow ochre of the faces.

Example Of ochers

  • A beautiful ceramic pot is always a lovely surprise; current designer colours in yellow, mauve, red, ochre and white are terrific.

  • A streak of yellow ochre holds a form together, but on perusal, it becomes a muscle, the features of a face or a spinal column.

  • But the traditional colours used for the art remain ochre red and yellow, shades of blue and white and black.

  • But the water is ochre in colour and tastes bitter.

  • Chickpeas are almost always sold in dried form, whether split or not, and are of an ochre or pale brown colour in this form.

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