terre verte

noun
\ (ˈ)ter¦ve(ə)rt \

Definition of terre verte

2 : the variable color of terre verte pigment, which averages a grayish green that is bluer, lighter, and stronger than slate green, bluer and duller than average reseda (see reseda sense 2a), and yellower and duller than average blue spruce (see blue spruce sense 2a)

called also Bohemian earth, cyprian earth, green earth, green ocher, holy green, Italian green, permanent green, Tyrol green, Verona green

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French, literally, green earth

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“Terre verte.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terre%20verte. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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