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pig·ment

pigment

 
 
pronunciation:
pIg mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that is used to or serves to provide color.
Pigment makes our skin whatever color it is.The green leaves of plants get their color from a pigment.
synonyms:
color, coloring
similar words:
dye, paint, stain, tint
definition 2: a powder that is mixed with oil or water to make paint, ink, or another coloring material.
derivation: pigmentary (adj.)
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