One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Of the nature of or containing ochre; ochreous. Now rare.
2Of the colour of ochre; light brownish yellow.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Reinhold Forster (1729–1798). From classical Latin ōchra ochre + -aceous. Compare scientific Latin ochraceus, ochracea, French ochracé.
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