Associations to the word «Pigment»


PIGMENT, noun. (biology) Any color in plant or animal cells
PIGMENT, noun. A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
PIGMENT, noun. (obsolete) Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
PIGMENT, verb. (transitive) To add color or pigment to something.

Dictionary definition

PIGMENT, noun. Dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.).
PIGMENT, noun. Any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color.
PIGMENT, noun. A substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating; "artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably".
PIGMENT, verb. Acquire pigment; become colored or imbued.
PIGMENT, verb. Color or dye with a pigment; "pigment a photograph".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.