- 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.
Origin of Paris green
Examples from the Web for paris green
Historical Examples of paris green
Why will spraying with a poison, such as paris-green, kill these insects?
The common rat poisons are Arsenic, Strychnine and Paris-green.All about Ferrets and Rats
If it is a biting insect, that is one that eats the leaf, such as the potato beetle, paris-green should be used.
Insect powder is not poisonous to man as is paris-green, and so may be used freely on cabbage or other similar plants.
- 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