ae·​ru·​gi·​nous | \ ē-ˈrü-jə-nəs, i-, ī- \
variants: or less commonly eruginous \ ē-​ˈrü-​jə-​nəs , i-​ , e-​ \

Definition of aeruginous

: having the characteristics of or the color of verdigris

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First Known Use of aeruginous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aeruginous

Middle English eruginose, borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French erugineuse, borrowed from Latin aerūginōsus “covered with verdigris, rusty,” from aerūgin-, aerūgō “verdigris” + -ōsus -ous

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“Aeruginous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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