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ver·di·gris

 (vûr′dĭ-grēs′, -grĭs′, -grē′)
n.
1. A blue or green powder consisting of basic cupric acetate used as a paint pigment and fungicide.
2. A green patina or crust of copper sulfate or copper chloride formed on copper, brass, and bronze exposed to air or seawater for long periods of time.

[Middle English vertegrez, from Old French verte grez, alteration of vert-de-Grice : verd, green; see verdant + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + Grice, Greece.]
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verdigris

(ˈvɜːdɪɡrɪs)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a green or bluish patina formed on copper, brass, or bronze and consisting of a basic salt of copper containing both copper oxide and a copper salt
2. (Elements & Compounds) a green or blue crystalline substance obtained by the action of acetic acid on copper and used as a fungicide and pigment; basic copper acetate
[C14: from Old French vert de Grice green of Greece]
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ver•di•gris

(ˈvɜr 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.
[1250–1300; Middle English vertegrez < Old French vere grez green of Greece]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verdigris - a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
pigment - dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
2.verdigris - 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
patina - a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal
Verb1.verdigris - color verdigris
color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour in, colourise, colourize, colour - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
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Translations

verdigris

[ˈvɜːdɪgriːs] Nverdete m, cardenillo m
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verdigris

nGrünspan m
adj metal, copper, bronzemit Grünspan bedeckt; finish, effectgrünspanig
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verdigris

[ˈvɜːdɪgrɪs] nverderame m
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New Patina Green solution from Birchwood Casey is designed to produce an attractive Verdi green patina finish on copper, brass and bronze surfaces and is ideal for light fixtures, cabinet hardware and cast bronze sculpture pieces.