• IPA: /ˈpɪɡ.mənt/

pigment (plural pigments)

  1. (biology) Any color in plant or animal cells
    Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for most plants' green colouring.
  2. A dry colorant, usually an insoluble powder
    Umber is a pigment made from clay containing iron and manganese oxide.
  3. (obsolete) Wine flavoured with spices and honey.
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pigment (pigments, present participle pigmenting; past and past participle pigmented)

  1. (transitive) To add color or pigment to something.
  • Portuguese: pigmentar
  • Spanish: pigmentar

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