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 for Roman ocher
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roman \Ro"man\, a. [L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. romain.
     Cf. Romaic, Romance, Romantic.]
     1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or
        characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done
        by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman
        art.
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     2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion;
        professing that religion.
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     3. (Print.)
        (a) Upright; erect; -- said of the letters or kind of type
            ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic
            characters.
        (b) Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I., IV., i.,
            iv., etc.; -- said of numerals, as distinguished from
            the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc.
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     Roman alum (Chem.), a cubical potassium alum formerly
        obtained in large quantities from Italian alunite, and
        highly valued by dyers on account of its freedom from
        iron.
  
     Roman balance, a form of balance nearly resembling the
        modern steelyard. See the Note under Balance, n., 1.
  
     Roman candle, a kind of firework (generally held in the
        hand), characterized by the continued emission of shower
        of sparks, and the ejection, at intervals, of brilliant
        balls or stars of fire which are thrown upward as they
        become ignited.
  
     Roman Catholic, of, pertaining to, or the religion of that
        church of which the pope is the spiritual head; as, a
        Roman Catholic priest; the Roman Catholic Church.
  
     Roman cement, a cement having the property of hardening
        under water; a species of hydraulic cement.
  
     Roman law. See under Law.
  
     Roman nose, a nose somewhat aquiline.
  
     Roman ocher, a deep, rich orange color, transparent and
        durable, used by artists. --Ure.
  
     Roman order (Arch.), the composite order. See Composite,
        a., 2.
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