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

 

umber

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʌmbə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌmbər//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a dark brown or yellowish-brown colour used in paints Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French (terre d')ombre or Italian (terra di) ombra, literally ‘(earth of) shadow’, from Latin umbra ‘shadow’ or Umbra (feminine) ‘Umbrian’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: umber

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