veridian

[vuh-rid-ee-uh n]

viridian

or ve·rid·i·an

[vuh-rid-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. 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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viridian

noun
  1. a green pigment consisting of a hydrated form of chromic oxide

Word Origin for viridian

C19: from Latin viridis green
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Word Origin and History for veridian

viridian

adj.

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

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