Definitions for verdigrisˈvɜr dɪˌgris, -grɪs
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ver•di•grisˈvɜr dɪˌgris, -grɪs(n.)
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.
Origin of verdigris:
1250–1300; ME vertegrez < OF vere grez green of Greece
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.
An old verdigrised brass bugle. uE000187258uE001 Hawthorne.
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