famille verte

noun

fa·​mille verte fə-ˈmē-ˈvert How to pronounce famille verte (audio)
: Chinese porcelain in the decoration of which green predominates

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, green family

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of famille verte was in 1868

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“Famille verte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/famille%20verte. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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