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verdigris

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noun ver·di·gris \ˈvər-də-ˌgrēs, -ˌgris, -grəs also -ˌgrē\

Definition of verdigris

  1. 1 a :  a green or greenish-blue poisonous pigment resulting from the action of acetic acid on copper and consisting of one or more basic copper acetates b :  normal copper acetate Cu(C2H3O2)2·H2O

  2. 2 :  a green or bluish deposit especially of copper carbonates formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces



Origin of verdigris

Middle English vertegrese, from Anglo-French verdegrece, vert de Grece, literally, green of Greece


First Known Use: 14th century

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Verdigris

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geographical name Ver·di·gris \ˈvər-də-grəs\

Definition of Verdigris

  1. river 351 miles (565 kilometers) SE Kansas & NE Oklahoma flowing into Arkansas River




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noun ver·di·gris \ˈvərd-ə-ˌgrēs, -ˌgris, -grəs also -ˌgrē\

Medical Definition of verdigris

  1. :  a green or greenish blue poisonous pigment resulting from the action of acetic acid on copper, consisting of one or more basic copper acetates, and formerly used in medicine




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