verd antique

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noun verd an·tique \ˌvərd-ˌan-ˈtēk\

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

Variants of verd antique

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verde antique

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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