Meaning of umber

um•ber

Pronunciation: (um'bur), [key]
— n.
  1. an earth consisting chiefly of a hydrated oxide of iron and some oxide of manganese, used in its natural state as a brown pigmentor, after heating, as a reddish-brown pigment
  2. the color of such a pigment; dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown.
  3. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.
  4. shade; shadow.
—adj.
  1. of the color umber.
—v.t.
  1. to color with or as if with umber.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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