Paris green


Par·is green

noun \ˈpa-rəs-\

Definition of PARIS GREEN

1
:  a very poisonous green copper and arsenic compound C4H6As6Cu4O16 used especially formerly as an insecticide and pigment
2
:  a brilliant yellowish green

Origin of PARIS GREEN

Paris, France
First Known Use: 1868

Par·is green

noun \ˌpar-əs-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARIS GREEN

: a very poisonous copper-based bright green powder Cu(C2H3O2)2·3Cu(AsO2)2 that is used as an insecticide and pigment

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