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watercolour

(US), watercolor
1. 
a. water-soluble pigment, applied in transparent washes and without the admixture of white pigment in the lighter tones
b. any water-soluble pigment, including opaque kinds such as gouache and tempera
2. 
a. a painting done in watercolours
b. (as modifier): a watercolour masterpiece
3. the art or technique of painting with such pigments
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Nancy, aged 39, says she works in pure watercolour for its special transparency, which cannot be achieved with oils or gouache.