Definition of pigment :
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. 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.
color (part of speech: noun)
- The colored pigment will at once commence to ooze out of the edges, and after a little time the paper originally holding the carbon film may be removed with the hand. - "Photogravure", Henry R. Blaney.
- One might as well try to make a white rose red by rouging its petals as to mould a child according to one's own idea of what he should be; and as the beauty and delicacy of the rose would be spoiled by the application of the pigment, so is the baby's nervous system twisted and contracted by the limiting force of a grosser will. - "As a Matter of Course", Annie Payson Call.
- The microbes all had one thing in common- a peculiar reddish pigment that protected them. - "Noble Redman", Jesse Franklin Bone.