Tuesday, 18 August 2009



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. Ichthyology. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.
4. North England Dialect. shade; shadow.
5. of the color umber.
–verb (used with object)
6. to color with or as if with umber.

Streaked jaundiced twin breasts
Umber storm.

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