verd antique

noun

verd an·​tique ˌvərd-ˌan-ˈtēk How to pronounce verd antique (audio)
variants or verde antique
: a green mottled or veined serpentine marble or calcareous serpentine much used for indoor decoration especially by the ancient Romans

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1745, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of verd antique was in 1745

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Cite this Entry

“Verd antique.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verd%20antique. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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