Part of speech: noun

Any coloring material for paint, etc.

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Usage examples "pigment":

  1. The pigment for coloring the eyelids, mentioned in the text, is also still employed. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. His smooth face, his ears and neck and open throat, were colored by a strictly uniform pigment- tinctured by many mountain winds into a reddish brown and burnt by many mountain suns into a seemingly immutable bronze. - "Laramie Holds the Range", Frank H. Spearman.
  3. And now that the face of the baronet has been smeared with this indelible pigment, all is ready for the tragedy, and Ul- Jabal departs. - "Prince Zaleski", M.P. Shiel.