A brown or reddish pigment used in both oil and water colors, obtained from certain natural clays variously colored by the oxides of iron and manganese. It is commonly heated or burned before being used, and is then called burnt umber; when not heated, it is called raw umber. See Burnt umber, below.
An African wading bird (Scopus umbretta) allied to the storks and herons. It is dull dusky brown, and has a large occipital crest. Called also umbrette, umbre, and umber bird.
Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.
To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face.
an earth pigment
a medium to dark brown color
of the color of any of various natural brown earth pigments
Used exclusively as a brown pigment. It is a hydrated iron manganese ore running from olive shades in the raw condition and dark rich brown shades in the burnt stage.
The pigment. Raw umber is natural hydrated iron oxide with some oxide of manganese. When calcimined it turns to a rich deep reddish brown (burnt umber).
A hydrated ironmanganese oxide pigment of a brownish or greenish brown color that is used in paints, pigment stains and paste wood fillers.
A natural earth pigment like ochre but darker and browner.
Umber is a natural brown clay pigment which contains iron and manganese oxides. The color becomes more intense when calcined (heated), and the resulting pigment is called burnt umber. The name derives from Umbria, a mountainous region of central Italy, but it is found in many parts of the world.