aerugo


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aerugo

(ɪˈruːɡəʊ)
n
(Elements & Compounds) (esp of old bronze) another name for verdigris
[C18: from Latin, from aes copper, bronze]
aeruginous adj
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1775) 164 Lasaia aerugo Clench, 1972 165 Lasaia agesilas (Latreille, [1809]) 166 Lasaia arsis Staudinger, [1887] 167 Lasaia meris (Stoll, 1781) 168 Amarynthis meneria (Cramer, 1776) 169 Exop lisia cadmeis (Hewitson, 1866) 170 Riodina lysippus (Linnaeus, 1758) 171 Melanis electron (Stichel, 1910) pronostriga 172 Melanis marathon (Felder & Felder, 1865) 173 Melanis pasiena (Hewitson, 1870) 174 Melanis smithiae xarifa (Hewitson, [1853]) 175 Siseme alectryo Stichel, 1909 spectandra 176 Siseme aristoteles C.
of aeruginosus] from Latin aerugo ("copper rust or verdigris," hence green) + -osus (added to a noun to form an adjective indicating an abundance of that noun) is named for the greenish- blue color of bacterial colonies.