- verdi, giuseppe,
- verdigris toadstool,
Origin of verdigris
Examples from the Web for verdigris
Beatrice noted that the brass tubes were all eaten and pitted with verdigris, but they still held firmly.Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
For green verdigris dissolved in vinegar may be used; or crystals of verdigris in water, brushed hot over the wood.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
The spotted bass was taken only in tributaries of the Verdigris River, where it seemed more numerous than the preceding species.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas|Artie L. Metcalf
The greens which are used as glazing colors comprise ultramarine green, verdigris, and transparent bronze green.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting|Mayton Clarence Hillick
Nevertheless, sufficient habitat is probably available along the Neosho and Verdigris rivers in the southeastern part of Kansas.
Word Origin for verdigris
c.1300, from Old French verte grez (13c.), verte de Grece (late 12c.), literally "green of Greece," from obsolete French verd, from Latin viridis (see verdure). The reason for it being called that is not known. In chemistry, confined to a basic copper acetate; popularly applied to the green encrustation on copper or brass exposed to the air.