What does the word tincture mean?

Usage examples for tincture

  1. The rasp and strawberries in Bordeaux drown, To add a redder tincture to their own! – A Poetical Cook-Book by Maria J. Moss
  2. It is the fault of English and of German literature to give the particular without a sufficient tincture of the universal, to lose themselves in mere 'humours. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  3. " I am wondering," he said, " why this little tincture of bitterness flavours what you say to me?" – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers