Definitions for viridianvəˈrɪd i ən

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vi•rid•i•anvəˈrɪd i ən(n.)

  1. a long-lasting, bluish green pigment, consisting of a hydrated oxide of chromium.

Origin of viridian:

1880–85; < L


  1. viridian(Noun)

    a bluish green pigment made from a form of chromic oxide

  2. viridian(Adjective)

    (colour) of a bluish green colour.


  1. Viridian

    Viridian is a blue-green pigment, a hydrated chromium oxide, of medium saturation and relatively dark in value. It is composed more of green than blue. Specifically, it is a dark shade of spring green, the color between green and cyan on the color wheel, or, in paint, a tertiary blue–green color. Viridian takes its name from the Latin viridis, meaning "green". The first recorded use of viridian as a color name in English was in the 1860s.


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