Guignet's green

Gui·​gnet's green | \ (ˈ)gēn¦yāz- \

Definition of Guignet's green

1 : a bluish green pigment of good brilliance and permanence consisting of a hydrated chromic oxide made by fusion of sodium dichromate and boric acid and hydrolysis of the product
2 : a dark bluish green that is greener and stronger than average teal green and greener, lighter, and stronger than invisible green (see invisible green sense 2)

called also Mittler's green

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History and Etymology for Guignet's green

after C.E. Guignet, 19th century French chemist who discovered the process

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“Guignet's green.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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