verd antique

or verde antique

[ vurd ]
/ vɜrd /
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noun

a green, mottled or impure serpentine, sold as a marble and much used for decorative purposes.
any of various similar green stones.

Nearby words

  1. verboten,
  2. verbum sap,
  3. vercelli,
  4. vercelli book,
  5. vercingetorix,
  6. verdandi,
  7. verdant,
  8. verdantly,
  9. verde,
  10. verde river

Origin of verd antique

1735–45; < French < Italian verde antico literally, antique green. See verdure, antique

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British Dictionary definitions for verd antique

verd antique

/ (vɜːd) /

noun

a dark green mottled impure variety of serpentine marble
any of various similar marbles or stones
another name for verdigris

Word Origin for verd antique

C18: from French, from Italian verde antico ancient green

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