Amber

Definition of Amber

Am´ber   Pronunciation: ăm´bẽr
n.1.(Min.) A yellowish translucent resin resembling copal, found as a fossil in alluvial soils, with beds of lignite, or on the seashore in many places. It takes a fine polish, and is used for pipe mouthpieces, beads, etc., and as a basis for a fine varnish. By friction, it becomes strongly electric.
2.
2.Amber color, or anything amber-colored; a clear light yellow; as, the amber of the sky.
3.Ambergris.
You that smell of amber at my charge.
- Beau. & Fl.
4.The balsam, liquidambar.
Black amber
and old and popular name for jet.
a.1.Consisting of amber; made of amber.
2.Resembling amber, especially in color; amber-colored.
v. t.1.To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.
[p. p. & p. a. Ambered .]
2.To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.

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brownish-yellow, chromatic, yellow-brown
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