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  • adj. Alternative form of ochrous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See ocherous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See ocherous.


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  • My canal-side atelier is filled with the sights and sounds of tall-masted old sailboats and put-putting tugboats outside and that ochreous Dutch sunlight pouring in during the afternoon.

    Susan Fogwell: An American Sculptor in Holland

  • It is in the várzea or white-water flood forest where the nutrient-rich water is ochreous with suspended sediment and is very fertile.

    Central Amazonian Conservation Complex, Brazil

  • Plodding through the parched and scorching dust of the mountain-foot, through the stifling vapor and the blinding, ochreous glare, the traveler suddenly came upon this cool and calm delight.


  • Unlike them they held no dazzling sapphire brilliancies; they were ochreous, suffused with raging vermilion.

    The Metal Monster

  • A flickering shadow fell upon me; a flock of pulsating ochreous and scarlet shadows —

    The Metal Monster

  • Far to the west another gray and ochreous giant reared its bulk, closing the vale.

    The Metal Monster

  • The third lifted itself out of the bowl, creeping up the precipitous bare scarp of the western barrier straight to the north, clinging to the ochreous rock up and up until it vanished around a far distant shoulder.

    The Metal Monster

  • This last, indeed, whatever be its cause, is easily detected, for it is never slow in taking bodily form and proliferates upon a face, especially on the cheeks and round the eyes, as physically as the ochreous yellows accumulate there in a case of jaundice or repulsive reds in a case of skin disease.

    The Captive

  • She went to the sitting-room, where an ochreous daylight was beginning to diffuse itself and to render the lamp superfluous.

    New Grub Street

  • The blue sky settled against them nakedly; they were leafless and lifeless save for the iron-green shafts of the organ cactus, that glistened blackly, yet atmospherically, in the ochreous aridity.

    The Plumed Serpent


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  • "The forewings are ochreous-white, strongly suffused with deep gray. The inner angle, veins, a longitudinal dash in the cell and a series of spots around the termen are all blackish fuscous. The hindwings are pale smoky gray."

    April 17, 2017

  • "She went to the sitting-room, where an ochreous daylight was beginning to diffuse itself and to render the lamp superfluous."

    - George Gissing, New Grub Street.

    January 31, 2008