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ambernoun [U]

uk   /ˈæm.bər/  us   /-bɚ/
a hard, ​transparent, yellowish-brown ​substance that was ​formed in ​ancienttimes from resin (= a ​substanceproduced by ​trees) and is used in ​jewellery: He has a ​collection of ​prehistoricinsects preserved in amber. mainly UK (US usually yellow) the yellowish-orange ​trafficlight that ​shows between the ​green and the ​red to ​warndrivers that the ​lights are about to ​change: The ​lightsturned to amber.
amber
adjective uk   us  
an amber light an amber ​necklace (= made of amber)
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