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um•ber



Pronunciation: (um'bur), [key]
n.
1. an earth consisting chiefly of a hydrated oxide of iron and some oxide of manganese, used in its natural state as a brown pigment (raw umber) or, after heating, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt umber).
2. the color of such a pigment; dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown.
3. Ichthyol.the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.
4. North Eng. Dial.shade; shadow.

adj.
of the color umber.

v.t.
to color with or as if with umber.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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