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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.


adipose, matrix, key, tissue, colorant, melanin, orpiment, flesh, colors, rouge, connective tissue, mucous membrane, coloring, oil paint, mucus, dyestuff, coloring matter, blusher, fat.

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