Paris green

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noun Par·is green \ˈper-əs-, ˈpa-rəs-\

Definition of Paris green

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

  2. 2 :  a brilliant yellowish green

Origin and Etymology of paris green

Paris, France


First Known Use: 1868


Medical Dictionary

Paris green

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noun Par·is green \ˌpar-əs-\

Medical Definition of Paris green

  1. :  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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