vernis Martin

noun

ver·​nis Mar·​tin
ˌverˈnēˌmärˈtan
: a preparation of green varnish with gold powder used to finish furniture
also : furniture finished with vernis Martin

Word History

Etymology

French, literally, Martin varnish, after Robert Martin †1765 and his brothers Guillaume, Simon-Étienne, & Julien Martin, 18th century French furniture makers and decorators

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“Vernis Martin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernis%20Martin. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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