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veridian

[ vuh-rid-ee-uh n ]
/ vəˈrɪd i ən /
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noun

viridian.

Nearby words

verger, vergil, vergilian, verglas, verhaeren, veridian, veridical, veridically, veriest, verifiability principle, verifiable

Definition for veridian (2 of 2)

viridian

or ve·rid·i·an

[ vuh-rid-ee-uh n ]
/ vəˈrɪd i ən /

noun

a long-lasting, bluish-green pigment, consisting of a hydrated oxide of chromium.

Origin of viridian

1880–85; < Latin viridi(s) green + -an
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Examples from the Web for veridian

  • Veridian, or emeraude green, is the deepest and coldest of our greens, and is permanent.

    The Painter in Oil|Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
  • Green Oxide of Chromium (transparent) (or Veridian) is a very good permanent green.

British Dictionary definitions for veridian

viridian

/ (vɪˈrɪdɪən) /

noun

a green pigment consisting of a hydrated form of chromic oxide

Word Origin for viridian

C19: from Latin viridis green
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for veridian

viridian


adj.

1882, from Latin virid-, stem of viridis "green" (see verdure) + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper