aeruginous

adjective

ae·​ru·​gi·​nous
ē-ˈrü-jə-nəs,
i-,
ī-
variants or less commonly eruginous
ē-ˈrü-jə-nəs,
i-,
e-
: having the characteristics of or the color of verdigris

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Aeruginous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeruginous. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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