Paris green

  1. Chemistry. an emerald-green, poisonous, water-insoluble powder produced from arsenic trioxide and copper acetate: used chiefly as a pigment, insecticide, and wood preservative.

  2. (sometimes lowercase) a variable hue ranging from light to vivid yellow green in color.

Origin of Paris green

First recorded in 1870–75

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Paris green

  1. an emerald-green poisonous insoluble substance used as a pigment and insecticide. It is a double salt of copper arsenite and copper acetate. Formula: 3Cu(AsO 2) 2 .Cu(C 2 H 3 O 2) 2

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