Verditer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Verditer (Chem) Verdigris.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n verditer A name applied to two pigments, one green, the other blue, prepared by decomposing copper nitrate with chalk or quicklime. See greenand blue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Verditer ver′di-tėr a light-blue pigment, essentially a hydrated cupric carbonate—Green verditer is the blue pigment changed to green by boiling.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vert-de-terre, literally, green of earth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A corr. of Fr. verd-de-terre=earth green.

Usage

In literature:

Sam: Cam'st thou for this, vain boaster, to survey me, To descant on my strength, and give thy verdit?
"The Poetical Works of John Milton" by John Milton
Verdigris and green verditer also give greens.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
Breast dull greyish-glaucous, but lighter than the upper parts and passing on the belly into verditer, which becomes lighter and greener on the vent.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Breast dull greyish-glaucous, but lighter than the upper parts and passing on the belly into verditer, which becomes lighter and greener on the vent.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
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