umber

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French ombre (umber), from terre d'ombre (dark ochre), from Old French umbre (shade, shadow), from Latin umbra.

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Noun[edit]

umber (plural umbers)

  1. A brown clay, somewhat darker than ochre, which contains iron and manganese oxides.
    umber colour:    
  2. Alternative form of umbrere
  3. A grayling.
  4. A dusky brown African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons.

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Adjective[edit]

umber (not comparable)

  1. Of a reddish brown colour, like that of the pigment.
    • J. R. Drake
      Their harps are of the umber shade / That hides the blush of waking day.

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Verb[edit]

umber (third-person singular simple present umbers, present participle umbering, simple past and past participle umbered)

  1. (transitive) To give a reddish-brown colour to.
    • Charles Hoyle, Exodus
      Armies o'er armies heap'd, the locusts came,
      Like clouds in autumn umbering all the sky []

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English umber.

Noun[edit]

umber m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. umber