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UM'BER, n. In natural history, an ore of iron, a fossil of a brown, yellowish, or blackish brown color, so called from Ombria in Italy, where it was first obtained. It is used in painting. A specimen from Cyprus afforded, of a hundred parts, 48 parts of oxyd of iron, 20 of oxyd of manganese, the remainder silex, alumin and water.

UM'BER, n. A fowl of Africa, called the African crow.

The Scopus umbretta, a fowl of the grallic order, inhabiting Africa.

UM'BER, n. A fish of the truttaceous kind, called the grayling, or thymallus; a fresh water fish of a fine taste.

UM'BER, v.t. To color with umber; to shade or darken.




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UM'BER, n. In natural history, an ore of iron, a fossil of a brown, yellowish, or blackish brown color, so called from Ombria in Italy, where it was first obtained. It is used in painting. A specimen from Cyprus afforded, of a hundred parts, 48 parts of oxyd of iron, 20 of oxyd of manganese, the remainder silex, alumin and water.

UM'BER, n. A fowl of Africa, called the African crow.

The Scopus umbretta, a fowl of the grallic order, inhabiting Africa.

UM'BER, n. A fish of the truttaceous kind, called the grayling, or thymallus; a fresh water fish of a fine taste.

UM'BER, v.t. To color with umber; to shade or darken.


UM'BER, n.1

In natural history, an ore of iron, a fossil of a brown, yellowish, or blackish brown color, so called from Ombria in Italy, where it was first obtained. It is used in painting. A specimen from Cyprus afforded, of a hundred parts, 48 parts of oxyd of iron, 20 of oxyd of manganese, the remainder silex, alumin and water. Cyc.


UM'BER, n.2

A fowl of Africa, called the African crow. The Scopus umbretta, a fowl of the grallic order, inhabiting Africa. Cyc.


UM'BER, n.3

A fish of the salmon family, called the grayling, or Thymallus vulgaris, a fresh water lash of a fine taste. Cyc.


UM'BER, v.t.

To color with umber; to shade or darken. Shak.


Um"ber
  1. 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.
  2. Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown; dark brown; dark; dusky.

    Their harps are of the umber shade
    That hides the blush of waking day.
    J. R. Drake.

  3. To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over one's face.

    B. Jonson.
  4. An umbrere.

    [Obs.]
  5. See Grayling, 1.
  6. 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.

    Burnt umber (Paint.), a pigment made by burning raw umber, which is changed by this process from an olive brown to a bright reddish brown. -- Cologne, or German, umber, a brown pigment obtained from lignite. See Cologne earth.

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Umber

UM'BER, noun In natural history, an ore of iron, a fossil of a brown, yellowish, or blackish brown color, so called from Ombria in Italy, where it was first obtained. It is used in painting. A specimen from Cyprus afforded, of a hundred parts, 48 parts of oxyd of iron, 20 of oxyd of manganese, the remainder silex, alumin and water.

UM'BER, noun A fowl of Africa, called the African crow.

The Scopus umbretta, a fowl of the grallic order, inhabiting Africa.

UM'BER, noun A fish of the truttaceous kind, called the grayling, or thymallus; a fresh water fish of a fine taste.

UM'BER, verb transitive To color with umber; to shade or darken.

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