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aerugo

[ ih-roo-goh, ahy-roo- ]
/ ɪˈru goʊ, aɪˈru- /
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noun

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Origin of aerugo

1745–55; <Latin, equivalent to aer- (stem of aesaes) + -ūgō suffix used in forming names of rusts and surface growths; cf. ferruginous, lanugo
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British Dictionary definitions for aerugo

aerugo
/ (ɪˈruːɡəʊ) /

noun

(esp of old bronze) another name for verdigris

Derived forms of aerugo

aeruginous (ɪˈruːdʒɪnəs), adjective

Word Origin for aerugo

C18: from Latin, from aes copper, bronze
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