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Definition of pigment noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pigment

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpɪɡmənt//
     
    [uncountable, countable]
     
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  1. 1 a substance that exists naturally in people, animals, and plants and gives their skin, leaves, etc. a particular color Hemoglobin is the red pigment found in blood.
  2. 2a colored powder that is mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc. The wool is colored using only natural pigment dyes.
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