verd antique

verd an·​tique | \ˌvərd-ˌan-ˈtēk \
variants: or verde antique

Definition of verd antique 

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

First Known Use of verd antique

1745, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verd antique

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

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