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  • n. copper(II) acetoarsenite, a highly toxic blue-green compound used as a pigment, colorant, insecticide and rodenticide.
  • adj. Of a shade of pale green, originally produced with Copper(II) acetoarsenite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a poisonous green powder, consisting of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato bug; -- called also Schweinfurth green, imperial green, Vienna green, emerald qreen, and mitis green.
  • n. See under Green, n.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See green.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shade of green tinged with yellow
  • n. a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate

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