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

  Grayling \Gray"ling\, n. [From Gray, a.]
     1. (Zool.) A European fish ({Thymallus vulgaris), allied to
        the trout, but having a very broad dorsal fin; -- called
        also umber. It inhabits cold mountain streams, and is
        valued as a game fish.
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              And here and there a lusty trout,
              And here and there a grayling.        --Tennyson.
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     2. (Zool.) An American fish of the genus Thymallus, having
        similar habits to the above; one species ({T.
        Ontariensis), inhabits several streams in Michigan;
        another ({T. montanus), is found in the Yellowstone
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Umbrere \Um*brere\, Umbriere \Um*briere\, n. [F. ombre a shade,
     L. umbra; cf. F. ombrelle a sunshade, OF. also ombri[`e]re.
     See Umbrella.]
     In ancient armor, a visor, or projection like the peak of a
     cap, to which a face guard was sometimes attached. This was
     sometimes fixed, and sometimes moved freely upon the helmet
     and could be raised like the beaver. Called also umber, and
     umbril. [Obs.]
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           But only vented up her umbriere.         --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Umber \Um"ber\, n. [F. ombre ocherous ore of iron, terre
     d'ombre, It. terra d'ombra, literally, earth of shadow or
     shade, L. umbra shadow, shade. Cf. Umber, 3 & 4,
     1. (Paint.) 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.
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     2. An umbrere. [Obs.]
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     3. [F. ombre, umbre, L. umbra.] (Zool.) See Grayling, 1.
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     4. [Cf. NL. scopus umbretta, F. ombrette; probably fr. L.
        umbra shade, in allusion to its dark brown color. See
        Umber a pigment.] (Zool.) 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.
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     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 umber, or German umber, a brown pigment obtained
        from lignite. See Cologne earth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Umber \Um"ber\, a.
     Of or pertaining to umber; resembling umber; olive-brown;
     dark brown; dark; dusky.
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           Their harps are of the umber shade
           That hides the blush of waking day.      --J. R. Drake.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Umber \Um"ber\, v. t.
     To color with umber; to shade or darken; as, to umber over
     one's face. --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
     Syn: colourful.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
        [WordNet 1.5]
     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of the color of any of various natural brown earth
      n 1: an earth pigment
      2: a medium brown to dark-brown color [syn: chocolate,
         coffee, deep brown, umber, burnt umber]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "umber":
     beige, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, chocolate,
     cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, drab, dun,
     dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, fawn, fawn-colored, fuscous, grege,
     hazel, khaki, lurid, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, seal,
     seal-brown, sepia, snuff-colored, sorrel, tan, taupe, tawny, toast,
     toast-brown, umber-colored, walnut, walnut-brown,

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