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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ocher \O"cher\, Ochre \O"chre\, n. [F. ocre, L. ochra, fr. Gr. ?, from (?) pale, pale yellow.] 1. (Min.) (a) 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. (b) A metallic oxide occurring in earthy form; as, tungstic ocher or tungstite. [1913 Webster] 2. The color of ocher, varying around orange, from more yellowish to more reddish in tint. [PJC]