Definitions for verdigrisˈvɜr dɪˌgris, -grɪs
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verdigris, cupric acetate(noun)
a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
a green patina that forms on copper or brass or bronze that has been exposed to the air or water for long periods of time
A blue-green patina that forms on copper-containing metals.
The colour of this patina or material.
To cover, or coat, with verdigris.
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Origin: From french vert-de-gris.
a green poisonous substance used as a pigment and drug, obtained by the action of acetic acid on copper, and consisting essentially of a complex mixture of several basic copper acetates
the green rust formed on copper
to cover, or coat, with verdigris
Origin: [F. vert-de-gris, apparently from verd, vert, green + de of + gris gray, but really a corruption of LL. viride aeris (equivalent to L. aerugo), from L. viridis green + aes, aeris, brass. See Verdant, and 2d Ore.]
Verdigris is the common name for a green pigment obtained through the application of acetic acid to copper plates or the natural patina formed when copper, brass or bronze is weathered and exposed to air or seawater over a period of time. It is usually a basic copper carbonate, but near the sea will be a basic copper chloride. If acetic acid is present at the time of weathering, it may consist of copper acetate.
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