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See under umber (def 1).
an earth consisting chiefly of a hydrated oxide of iron and some oxide of manganese, used in its natural state as a brown pigment (raw umber) or, after heating, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt umber)
the color of such a pigment; dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown.
Ichthyology. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.
North England Dialect. shade; shadow.
of the color umber.
to color with or as if with umber.
Historical Examples

St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878 Various

a brown pigment obtained by heating umber
a dark brown colour
any of various natural brown earths containing ferric oxide together with lime and oxides of aluminium, manganese, and silicon See also burnt umber
any of the dark brown to greenish-brown colours produced by this pigment
short for umber moth

shade or shadow
any dark, dusky, or indefinite colour

of, relating to, or stained with umber


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