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noun 
  1. (colours) a somewhat yellowish orange color, colour.
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    1. An earth pigment containing silica, aluminum and ferric oxide.
    2. (biology), (genetics), (biochemistry) A colloquial name used in molecular biology referring to a particular stop codon sequence, "UAA."
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. (colours) having a yellow-orange colour.
  2. Referring to archaeological cultures that covered their dead with ochre.
Etymology: :From the Greek á (ákhra) meaning pale yellow.


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