• WordNet 3.6
    • v verdigris color verdigris
    • n verdigris 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
    • n verdigris a blue or green powder used as a paint pigment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Verdigris (Chem) 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.
    • Verdigris The green rust formed on copper.
    • v. t Verdigris To cover, or coat, with verdigris. "An old verdigrised brass bugle."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n verdigris 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. Verdigris, like all the compounds into which copper enters, is poisonous; and it is very apt to form on the surface of copper utensils, owing to the action of vegetable juices. It is, chemically, a crystalline salt known as the basic acetate of copper. It ranges in hue from green to greenish-blue, according to the proportions of acetic acid and copper contained. As a pigmeut it is fairly permanent, but has little body, and is generally used only as a glazing color.
    • verdigris To cause to be coated with verdigris; cover or coat with verdigris.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Verdigris ver′di-gris a basic acetate of copper, the greenish rust of copper, brass, or bronze: a bluish-green paint got artificially from copper-plates
    • v.t Verdigris to coat with verdigris.—Also Ver′degris
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vert-de-gris, apparently from verd, vert, green + de, of + gris, gray, but really a corruption of LL. viride aeris,equivalent to L. aerugo,), from L. viridis, green + aes, aeris, brass. See Verdant, and 2d Ore


In literature:

Pickles have verdigris in them to make them a pretty green.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
But, I believe, verdigris is often formed on copper when no vinegar has been in contact with it.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
The latter has neither hens nor chicks, and only thinks of himself and perspires verdigris.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
The manufactures of Montpellier are, verdigris, blankets and handkerchiefs; little trade going on.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
They could see a brass ring, crusted with verdigris, fastened to a partly-exposed piece of wood.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
A solution of verdigris in vinegar, or the crystals of verdigris in water, will answer the same purpose.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
AEruginosa is from aerugo, verdigris.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Sin is eternally bound up in the soul, as verdigris is inherent in copper.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
What should be given when verdigris has been taken into the stomach?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Verdigris and green verditer also give greens.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford

In poetry:

The birthmarks that are his trademark——
The scald scar of water,
The nude
Verdigris of the condor.
I am red meat. His beak
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Advances in the sensitivity of Raman microscopes have increased the number of pigments , including indigo, verdigris, and Indian yellow, that can now be identified using the technique.
Verdigris grabs season-opening sweep over Metro Christian.
TULSA — The Verdigris High School basketball teams got off to a hot start with a season-opening sweep over Metro Christian Tuesday night in Tulsa.
Hornets come from behind to take out Verdigris 36-23.
It took a full half to get it right, but Hilldale found a way to do Friday night what no team had done this season — slow the Verdigris ground game to a crawl.
Verdigris pitcher Blake Battenfield said he has committed to play baseball at Oklahoma State University and will sign Wednesday with the Cowboys.
Verdigris pitcher to sign with OSU.
Verdigris = Patina = that green stuff.
2 Verdigris battles #13 Bethany.
Verdigris tops Bethany for title.
Fifth-ranked Verdigris enhanced its chances of hosting a first-round playoff game with a 43-21 victory over Claremore Sequoyah Thursday night at Verdigris Stadium.
Verdigris falls to Elgin in Class 4A semifinals.
Verdigris volleyball seniors arrive at final destination.
DEWEY — The Verdigris Cardinals continued their chase toward a Class 3A state championship with an impressive 35-0 win over Dewey in District 3A-5 play Friday night.