aeruginous

adjective
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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aeruginous

Share aeruginous

Dictionary Entries near aeruginous

aerotow

aerovane

aers

aeruginous

aerugo

aery

aes

Statistics for aeruginous

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for aeruginous

The first known use of aeruginous was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Comments on aeruginous

What made you want to look up aeruginous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!