O"cher, O"chre(?), n. [F.ocre, L. ochra, fr. Gr. , from () pale, pale yellow.] Min. (a)

A impure earthy ore of iron or a ferruginous clay, usually red (hematite) or yellow (limonite), -- used as a pigment in making paints, etc. The name is also applied to clays of other colors.

(b)

A metallic oxide occurring in earthy form; as, tungstic ocher or tungstite.

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O"chre (?), n. Min.

See Ocher.

 

© Webster 1913.

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