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A blue or green powder used as a paint pigment.  Synonym: cupric acetate.
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.

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"Verdigris" Quotes from Famous Books

... a wash, is composed of 1 part of iron, 1 part of sulphate of copper, and 20 parts, by weight, of distilled water. The second solution, or bronze, is composed of 4 parts of verdigris and 16 parts of white vinegar. The medals should be filed, and well cleaned with a brush, earth, and water; and being well wiped, should have a portion of the first solution passed slightly over their faces, by means of a brush, and then be wiped; this gives a slight ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Volume 10, No. 277, October 13, 1827 • Various

... pay-streak, the stars is canned corn-beef, scurvy's the blessin' of God, him that dies kicks again, rocks floats, water's gas, I ain't me, you're somebody else, an' mebbe we're twins if we ain't hashed-brown potatoes fried in verdigris. Wake me up! Somebody! Oh! Wake ...
— Smoke Bellew • Jack London

Words linked to "Verdigris" :   colorize, colourise, patina, color, colorise, colourize, pigment, colour in, color in, colour

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