Origin of verditerMiddle French verd de terre, literally , green of the earth ; from Old French verte + Classical Latin terra: see vert and amp; terra
Origin of verditerMiddle English, alteration of Old French verd de terre, green of earth : verd, green; see verdant + de, of; see verdigris + terre, earth (from Latin terra; see ters- in Indo-European roots).
- (obsolete) verdigris
- (obsolete) Either of two pigments (blue verditer and green verditer) made by treating copper nitrate with calcium carbonate.
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French vert-de-terre, literally "green of earth".