pigment

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pigmentum (pigment), itself from pingō (I paint) + -mentum; variants of this word may have been known in Old English (e.g. 12th century pyhmentum).

Noun[edit]

pigment (plural pigments)

  1. (biology) Any color in plant or animal cells
    Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
  2. A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
    Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.
  3. (obsolete) Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

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pigment (third-person singular simple present pigments, present participle pigmenting, simple past and past participle pigmented)

  1. (transitive) To add color or pigment to something.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin pigmentum (pigment), itself from pingō (I paint) + -mentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pig‧ment

Noun[edit]

pigment n (plural pigmenten, diminutive pigmentje n)

  1. pigment, coloring substance

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pigmentum (pigment), itself from pingō (I paint) + -mentum.

Noun[edit]

pigment m (plural pigments)

  1. pigment, coloring substance

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pigment, from Latin pigmentum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǐɡment/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧gment

Noun[edit]

pìgment m (Cyrillic spelling пѝгмент)

  1. pigment

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References[edit]

  • pigment” in Hrvatski jezični portal