- a green pigment obtained from the juice of buckthorn berries, used chiefly in dyes for wood, paper, and textiles.
Origin of sap green
First recorded in 1570–80
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Buck′thorn, a genus of shrubs, the berry of which supplies the sap-green used by painters; Buck′-tooth, a projecting tooth.
The juice of these berries is the raw material from which the artist's sap-green is prepared.Wayside and Woodland Trees
Then comes a sap-green lackey, stiff as a ramrod, with a package under his arm.Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)