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verd antique

noun verd an·tique \ˌvərd-ˌan-ˈtēk\

Definition of verd antique

  1. :  a green mottled or veined serpentine marble or calcareous serpentine much used for indoor decoration especially by the ancient Romans

Variants of verd antique

or verde antique play \ˌvərd-ˌan-ˈtēk\

Origin of verd antique

Italian verde antico, literally, ancient green

First Known Use: 1745

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expressing little or no emotion

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