Definitions for verdigrisˈvɜr dɪˌgris, -grɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ver•di•grisˈvɜr dɪˌgris, -grɪs(n.)

  1. a green or bluish patina formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces exposed to the atmosphere for long periods of time, consisting principally of basic copper sulfate.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of verdigris:

1250–1300; ME vertegrez < OF vere grez green of Greece

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verdigris, cupric acetate(noun)

    a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment

  2. verdigris(verb)

    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

  3. verdigris(verb)

    color verdigris

Wiktionary

  1. verdigris(Noun)

    A blue-green patina that forms on copper-containing metals.

  2. verdigris(Noun)

    Copper acetate.

  3. verdigris(Noun)

    The colour of this patina or material.

  4. verdigris(Verb)

    To cover, or coat, with verdigris.

    An old verdigrised brass bugle. uE000187258uE001 Hawthorne.

  5. Origin: From french vert-de-gris.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verdigris(noun)

    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

  2. Verdigris(noun)

    the green rust formed on copper

  3. Verdigris(verb)

    to cover, or coat, with verdigris

Freebase

  1. Verdigris

    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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