/um"beuhr/, 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 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. Ichthyol. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus.
4. North Eng. Dial. shade; shadow.
5. of the color umber.
6. to color with or as if with umber.
[1250-1300; ME umbre, umber shade, shadow < OF umbre < L umbra; in sense "earth" < F terre d'ombre or It terra di ombra]

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