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aerugo

[ih-roo-goh, ahy-roo-]
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noun
  1. verdigris.
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Origin of aerugo

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

aerugo

noun
  1. (esp of old bronze) another name for verdigris
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Derived Formsaeruginous (ɪˈruːdʒɪnəs), adjective

Word Origin

C18: from Latin, from aes copper, bronze
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