verd antique

or verde antique

[vurd]
noun
  1. a green, mottled or impure serpentine, sold as a marble and much used for decorative purposes.
  2. any of various similar green stones.

Origin of verd antique

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

noun
  1. a dark green mottled impure variety of serpentine marble
  2. any of various similar marbles or stones
  3. another name for verdigris

Word Origin for verd antique

C18: from French, from Italian verde antico ancient green
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