Definition of ochraceous in US English:

ochraceous

adjective

  • 1Of the nature of or containing ochre; ochreous. Now rare.

  • 2Of the colour of ochre; light brownish yellow.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Reinhold Forster (1729–1798). From classical Latin ōchra ochre + -aceous. Compare scientific Latin ochraceus, ochracea, French ochracé.

Pronunciation

ochraceous

/əʊk(ə)ˈreɪʃəs/