One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A deep, opaque yellow-brown pigment made by calcining ochre.
- ‘After this comes a few short paragraphs on comments later writers have made on burnt ochre, with the entry ending with remarks on the term for this pigment and related terms.’
- ‘Burnt Ochre might refer to red ochre, or it might refer to roasted yellow ochre.’
- 1.1 A deep, opaque yellow-brown colour.
- ‘The entrance hall has been painted a welcoming deep burnt ochre, which is offset by dark timber-effect floor tiles.’
- ‘The vast expanse of country which is green in the spring quickly turns to a shade of burnt ochre in July and August as all but the deepest river beds dry up completely.’
- ‘Initially you'll have a very vibrant burnt ochre sort of color, but that will tone down to a more reddish brown then a faded orange.’
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