Definition of verdigris in English:


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  • A bright bluish-green encrustation or patina formed on copper or brass by atmospheric oxidation, consisting of basic copper carbonate.

    ‘Finishes range from antique brass and antique copper to bright brass, black and verdigris.’
    • ‘True verdigris is actually a coating of cupric carbonate formed by weathering on copper, brass and bronze from age.’
    • ‘Over the next few seasons the high sheen would fade, gradually achieving that beautiful, soft verdigris of aged copper.’
    • ‘Washington's last renovation to the room occurred in 1787 when he ordered the walls to be painted a bright verdigris green.’
    • ‘The bones, upon closer inspection, were covered in verdigris, and bigger than normal human bones.’
    • ‘One of the reasons I am leaving that hint of green is that the cast aluminum furniture will be done in verdigris this year.’
    • ‘Powell came in December 2001 and saw what he first thought was evidence of verdigris in the paint.’
    • ‘The exposed areas will become green with verdigris, while the sheltered ones will darken.’
    • ‘The Parisian theme continues into the casino area, where 90 table games are situated beneath attractive verdigris grillwork.’



/ˈvərdəˌɡrēs/ /ˈvərdəˌɡris/ /ˈvərdəˌɡrē/ /ˈvərdəˌɡri/


Middle English from Old French verte-gres, earlier vert de Grece ‘green of Greece’.