Meaning of amber

am•ber

Pronunciation: (am'bur), [key]
— n.
  1. a pale yellow, sometimes reddish or brownish, fossil resin of vegetable origin, translucent, brittle, and capable of gaining a negative electrical charge by friction and of being an excellent insulator: used for making jewelry and other ornamental articles.
  2. the yellowish-brown color of resin.
—adj.
  1. of the color of amber; yellowish-brown: amber fields of grain.
  2. made of amber: amber earrings.

Am•ber

Pronunciation: (am'bur), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name.
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