terre verte

[ ter-vert ]

noun
  1. a grayish-green color.

Origin of terre verte

1
1650–60; <French: literally, green earth

Words Nearby terre verte

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How to use terre verte in a sentence

  • There should be an underwash of madder, and maybe terre verte.

    Dorothy at Oak Knowe | Evelyn Raymond
  • We have obtained a very beautiful olive from terre verte by simply changing its hue.

    Field's Chromatography | George Field

British Dictionary definitions for terre-verte

terre-verte

/ (ˈtɛəˌvɜːt) /


noun
  1. a greyish-green pigment used in paints, consisting of powdered glauconite

adjective
  1. of a greyish-green colour

Origin of terre-verte

1
C17: from French, literally: green earth

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