Ocher vs. Ochre - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Ochre

    Ochre (English) ( OH-kər; from Ancient Greek: ὤχρα, from ὠχρός, ōkhrós, pale) or ocher (American English) is a natural clay earth pigment which is a mixture of ferric oxide and varying amounts of clay and sand. It ranges in colour from yellow to deep orange or brown. It is also the name of the colours produced by this pigment, especially a light brownish-yellow. A variant of ochre containing a large amount of hematite, or dehydrated iron oxide, has a reddish tint known as "red ochre" (or, in some dialects, ruddle). The word ochre also describes clays colored with iron oxide, derived during the extraction of tin and copper.

Wiktionary

  • Ocher (noun)

    alternative spelling of ochre

  • Ocher (verb)

    alternative spelling of ochre

  • Ochre (noun)

    An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide

  • Ochre (noun)

    A somewhat dark colour

    "color panel|E3A857"

  • Ochre (noun)

    The stop codon sequence "UAA."

  • Ochre (noun)

    Money, especially gold.

  • Ochre (noun)

    Any of various brown-coloured Trapezites.

  • Ochre (noun)

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  • Ochre (adjective)

    Having a yellow-orange colour.

  • Ochre (adjective)

    Referring to cultures that covered their dead with ochre.

  • Ochre (verb)

    To cover or tint with ochre.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Ochre (noun)

    an earthy pigment containing ferric oxide, typically with clay, varying from light yellow to brown or red

    "yellow ochre"

  • Ochre (noun)

    a pale brownish yellow colour.

Webster Dictionary

  • Ocher (noun)

    A impure earthy ore of iron or a ferruginous clay, usually red (hematite) or yellow (limonite), - used as a pigment in making paints, etc. The name is also applied to clays of other colors.

  • Ocher (noun)

    The color of ocher{1}, varying around orange, from more yellowish to more reddish in tint.

  • Ochre (noun)

    See Ocher.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Ocher (noun)

    a moderate yellow-orange to orange color

  • Ocher (noun)

    any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment

  • Ocher (adjective)

    of a moderate orange-yellow color

  • Ochre (noun)

    any of various earths containing silica and alumina and ferric oxide; used as a pigment

  • Ochre (noun)

    a moderate yellow-orange to orange color

  • Ochre (adjective)

    of a moderate orange-yellow color

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