Verdigris meaning

vûr'dĭ-grēs', -grĭs', -grē'
The colour of this patina or material.
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A blue or green powder consisting of basic cupric acetate used as a paint pigment and fungicide.
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A green patina or crust of copper sulfate or copper chloride formed on copper, brass, and bronze exposed to air or seawater for long periods of time.
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A green or greenish-blue poisonous compound, a basic acetate of copper, prepared by treating copper with acetic acid and used as a pigment, dye, etc.
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A green or greenish-blue coating (false verdigris) that forms like rust on brass, bronze, or copper.
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A blue-green patina that forms on copper-containing metals.
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(chemistry, dated) Copper acetate.
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To cover, or coat, with verdigris.

An old verdigrised brass bugle. "” Hawthorne.

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Origin of verdigris

  • Middle English vertegrez from Old French verte grez alteration of vert-de-Grice verd green verdant de of (from Latin de–) Grice , Greece
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From french vert-de-gris.
    From Wiktionary