What does verdigris mean?

Definitions for verdigrisˈvɜr dɪˌgris, -grɪs

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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


  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

  4. 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.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Verdigris

    ver′di-gris, n. a basic acetate of copper, the greenish rust of copper, brass, or bronze: a bluish-green paint got artificially from copper-plates.—v.t. to coat with verdigris.—Also Ver′degris. [M. E. verdegrese, verte grece—O. Fr. verd (vert) de grisverd, green, de, of, Gris, Greeks—L. Græcus, Greek. Vert de gris has been wrongly explained as 'green of gray'—gris, gray, or as 'green of copper'—L. æs, æris, copper.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of verdigris in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of verdigris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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