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English definition of “amber”


noun [U]     /ˈæmbər/
COLOUR a colour between yellow and orangeLess common coloursCommon colours
SUBSTANCE a hard, clear, yellowish-brown substance, used for making jewelleryJewelleryPrecious and semi-precious stonesTypes of rock
amber adjective an amber traffic light
(Definition of amber noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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