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n. - 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; A blue or green powder used as a paint pigment v. - Color a green hue.

Usage examples (31)
  • In the same way they put in plates of copper and make verdigris, which is called "aeruca."
  • There is a school of thought that says the alchemists mistook vitriol for verdigris, which is copper (II) acetate.
  • With regard to the colic, I think it is occasioned by the verdigris which is mixed with every thing they eat or drink.
  • Some organic acids form copper salts, which generally are toxic, such as verdigris induced by acetic, lactic or tartaric acids. for more
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