Chemistry. an emerald-green, poisonous, water-insoluble powder produced from arsenic trioxide and copper acetate: used chiefly as a pigment, insecticide, and wood preservative.
(sometimes lowercase) a variable hue ranging from light to vivid yellow green in color.
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How to use Paris green in a sentence
It is easy to destroy them by dropping a mixture of Paris green and sugar near their runs.The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition | Sutton and Sons
Some syllogisms are fallacious as a decoy watermelon stuffed with Paris green.The Army Mule and Other War Sketches | Henry A. Castle
The common rat poisons are Arsenic, Strychnine and Paris-green.All about Ferrets and Rats | Adolph Isaacsen
The Paris green is used only for chewing insects, as worms and beetles.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
If the potato-beetle is troubling the potatoes, add paris-green to the Bordeaux mixture—a teaspoonful to every two gallons.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study | Ontario Ministry of Education
British Dictionary definitions for Paris green
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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