Paris green


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Paris green

n.
A poisonous emerald-green powder, C4H6As6Cu4O16, used as a pigment, insecticide, and wood preservative.

Paris green

n
(Elements & Compounds) an emerald-green poisonous insoluble substance used as a pigment and insecticide. It is a double salt of copper arsenite and copper acetate. Formula: 3Cu(AsO2)2.Cu(C2H3O2)2

Par′is green′


n.
1. an emerald-green, poisonous powder produced from arsenic trioxide and copper acetate: used chiefly as a pigment, insecticide, and wood preservative.
2. a light to vivid yellow-green.
[1870–75]

Paris green

An insecticide composed of copper acetoarsenite. It is an emerald green powder that is insoluble in water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Paris green - a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetateParis green - a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
insect powder, insecticide - a chemical used to kill insects
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
double salt - a solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization
2.Paris green - a shade of green tinged with yellowParis green - a shade of green tinged with yellow
green, viridity, greenness - green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
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