patina
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpætɪnə/
  • (America) IPA: /pəˈtiː.nə/, /ˈpæ.tɪ.nə/
Noun

patina

  1. (originally) A paten, flat type of dish
  2. The colour or incrustation which age and wear give to (mainly metallic) objects; especially, the green rust which covers works of art such as ancient bronzes, coins and medals.
  3. A green colour, tinted with grey, like that of bronze patina.
     
  4. (figurative) A gloss or superficial layer.
Related terms Translations Translations
  • French: patine
  • German: Patina
  • Portuguese: pátina
  • Russian: па́ти́на
  • Spanish: pátina
Adjective

patina (not comparable)

  1. Of a green colour, tinted with grey, like that of bronze patina.



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