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Etymology

From the Greek ὤχρα (ṓkhra) meaning pale yellow.

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ocher

Noun

ochre

  1. (colours) a somewhat yellowish orange colour.
    ochre colour:   
  2. An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide.
  3. (biology), (genetics), (biochemistry) A colloquial name used in molecular biology referring to a particular stop codon sequence, "UAA."

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Adjective

ochre (no comparative or superlative)

  1. (colours) having a yellow-orange colour.
  2. Referring to archaeological cultures that covered their dead with ochre.

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