Meaning of earth colour in English:

earth colour

Pronunciation /ˈəːθ ˌkʌlə/


(US earth color)
  • 1A pigment obtained from an earth, as an ochre or umber.

    Earth colours are very stable and typically contain iron oxide, either naturally occurring or added.

  • 2The colour of earth; a brownish shade.


(US earth color)


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Sanderson (1586–1676), historian. From earth + colour.