Wa"ter col`or (?). Paint.


A color ground with water and gum or other glutinous medium; a color the vehicle of which is water; -- so called in distinction from oil color.

⇒ It preserves its consistency when dried in a solid cake, which is used by rubbing off a portion on a moistened palette. Moist water colors are water colors kept in a semifluid or pasty state in little metal tubes or pans.


A picture painted with such colors.


© Webster 1913.

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