Meaning of PIGMENT in English


n. & v.


1. colouring-matter used as paint or dye, usu. as an insoluble suspension.

2 the natural colouring-matter of animal or plant tissue, e.g. chlorophyll, haemoglobin. colour with or as if with pigment.


pigmental adj. pigmentary adj.

Etymology: ME f. L pigmentum f. pingere paint

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.