Meaning of PIGMENT in English

PIGMENT

n. & v.

--n.

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.

--v.tr. colour with or as if with pigment.

Derivatives:

pigmental adj. pigmentary adj.

Etymology: ME f. L pigmentum f. pingere paint

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.