from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of verdigris or the rust of copper.
  • Of the color of verdigris. Also spelled eruginous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the nature or color of verdigris, or the rust of copper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to copper-rust or verdigris.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • n. - rust, especially of copper and brass; verdigris. aeruginous, adj. - pertaining to or like horse-chestnut; belonging to the horse - chestnut family of plants. adj. - relating to that which is medical or to the artof healing



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  • bluish-green, like copper rust

    Etymology: L aeruginosus < aerugo < aes, copper: see ore

    August 10, 2009

  • Not to be confused with ferruginous. :-)

    August 10, 2009

  • "From the uptown end he could just barely see the tiny, hazy, aeruginous spike of the Statue of Liberty out in the bay."

    The Magicians by Lev Grossman, pp 394-395

    October 14, 2009