Definition of ochre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also US English ocher) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈəʊkə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊkər//
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  1. 1a type of red or yellow earth used in some paints and dyes
  2. 2 the red or yellow colour of ochre
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French ocre, via Latin from Greek ōkhra ‘yellow ochre’.

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