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Webster 1913 Edition


Pigment

Pig′ment

,
Noun.
[L.
pigmentum
, fr. the root of
pingere
to paint: cf. F.
pigment
. See
Paint
, and cf.
Pimento
,
Orpiment
.]
1.
Any material from which a dye, a paint, or the like, may be prepared; particularly, the refined and purified coloring matter ready for mixing with an appropriate vehicle.
2.
(Physiol.)
Any one of the colored substances found in animal and vegetable tissues and fluids, as bilirubin, urobilin, chlorophyll, etc.
3.
Wine flavored with species and honey.
Sir W. Scott.
Pigment cell
(Physiol.)
,
a small cell containing coloring matter, as the pigmented epithelial cells of the choroid and iris, or the pigmented connective tissue cells in the skin of fishes, reptiles, etc.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pigment

PIG'MENT

,
Noun.
[L. pigmentum, from the root of pingo, to paint.]
Paint; a preparation used by painters, dyers, &c. to impart colors to bodies.

Definition 2022


Pigment

Pigment

See also: pigment

German

Noun

Pigment n (genitive Pigments or Pigmentes, plural Pigmente)

  1. pigment

Declension

pigment

pigment

See also: Pigment

English

Noun

pigment (plural pigments)

  1. (biology) Any color in plant or animal cells
    Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
  2. A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
    Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.
  3. (obsolete) Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)

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Verb

pigment (third-person singular simple present pigments, present participle pigmenting, simple past and past participle pigmented)

  1. (transitive) To add color or pigment to something.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: pig‧ment
  • Rhymes: -ɛnt

Etymology

From Latin pigmentum (pigment), itself from pingō (I paint) + -mentum.

Noun

pigment n (plural pigmenten, diminutive pigmentje n)

  1. pigment, coloring substance

Derived terms

  • pigmentatie
  • pigmenteren
  • pigmentering
  • pigmentpapier n
  • pigmentvreter m

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French

Etymology

From Latin pigmentum (pigment), itself from pingō (I paint) + -mentum.

Noun

pigment m (plural pigments)

  1. pigment, coloring substance

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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin pigmentum

Noun

pigment n (definite singular pigmentet, indefinite plural pigment or pigmenter, definite plural pigmenta or pigmentene)

  1. a pigment

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin pigmentum

Noun

pigment n (definite singular pigmentet, indefinite plural pigment, definite plural pigmenta)

  1. a pigment

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From German Pigment, from Latin pigmentum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pǐɡment/
  • Hyphenation: pi‧gment

Noun

pìgment m (Cyrillic spelling пѝгмент)

  1. pigment

Declension

References

  • pigment” in Hrvatski jezični portal