from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A blue or green powder consisting of basic cupric acetate used as a paint pigment and fungicide.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blue-green patina that forms on copper-containing metals.
- n. Copper acetate.
- n. The colour of this patina or material.
- v. To cover, or coat, with verdigris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The green rust formed on copper.
- transitive v. To cover, or coat, with verdigris.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance obtained by exposing plates of copper to the air in contact with acetic acid, and much used as a pigment, as a mordant in dyeing wool black, in calico-printing, and in gilding, in several processes in the chemical arts, and in medicine.
- To cause to be coated with verdigris; cover or coat with verdigris.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
- v. color verdigris
- n. 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
Middle English vertegrez, from Old French verte grez, alteration of vert-de-Grice : verd, green; see verdant + de, of (from Latin dē; see de-) + Grice, Greece.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From french vert-de-gris. (Wiktionary)