verd antique

noun verd an·tique \ˌvərd-ˌan-ˈtēk\
variants: or

verde antique

Definition of verd antique

  1. :  a green mottled or veined serpentine marble or calcareous serpentine much used for indoor decoration especially by the ancient Romans

Origin and Etymology of verd antique

borrowed from French verd antique, vert antique, translation of Italian verde antico, literally, “ancient green”

First Known Use: 1745

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