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Pigment

Pigment

WordNet



noun


(1)   Dry coloring matter (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint etc)

verb


(2)   Color or dye with a pigment
"Pigment a photograph"
(3)   Acquire pigment; become colored or imbued
Wiktonary



Etymology


From , itself from + ; variants of this word may have been known in Old English (e.g. 12th century pyhmentum).

Noun



  1. Any color in plant or animal cells
    Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
  2. A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
    Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.

Etymology


From , itself from + .

Etymology


From , itself from + .