Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of ocher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide
  • n. A somewhat dark yellowish orange colour
  • n. The stop codon sequence "UAA."
  • adj. Having a yellow-orange colour.
  • adj. Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre.
  • v. to cover with ochre

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See ocher.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See ocher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment
  • n. a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
  • adj. of a moderate orange-yellow color

Etymologies

From Old French ocre and its source Latin ōchra, from Ancient Greek ὤχρα (ōkhra, "pale yellow"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Ah, yep. Got'em now. Lyric makes sense :-) But do you think Freberg hates freedom?

    April 17, 2009

  • bilby, I just found this again and wondered if you'd be interested in the lyrics found on puce.

    April 17, 2009

  • I lurve Stan Freberg.

    October 7, 2008

  • Thank you. I ask because my state flag has a desert rose (okay, not fleur-de-lys but at least a fleur) on an ochre background, and corrugated tin/iron is somewhat cherished as a building material here. Strange.

    October 6, 2008

  • "Everybody Wants to Be an Art Director" by Stan Freberg.

    October 6, 2008

  • From which song is that lyric?

    October 6, 2008

  • When I see this word, I always start singing the lyric "How'd you like a flag that features fleur-de-lys on ochre corrugated tin?"

    October 6, 2008