Definition of red ocher in US English:

red ocher


  • A variety of ocher, especially used for coloring or dyeing.

    • ‘The eye specialists would treat it by applying a mixture of sodium carbonate, black mascara, and red ocher.’
    • ‘Forensic tests on the red stuff have identified it as red ocher and vermilion tempera paint.’
    • ‘The most traditional way of coloring the runes would be with red ocher.’
    • ‘Rough and lipstick made of red ocher was lightly brushed onto my face.’
    • ‘Calysta combed her hair, applied kohl to her eyes, and red ocher on her lips.’