• (America) IPA: /ˈvɝ.də.ɡɹis/, /ˈvɝ.də.ɡɹɪs/


  1. A blue-green patina or rust that forms on copper-containing metals.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 13
      Let's to the museum. Cannon-balls, arrow-heads; Roman glass and a forceps green with verdigris.
  2. (chemistry, dated) Copper acetate.
  3. The colour of this patina or material.
    • 1735, [John Barrow], “GREENS ↗”, in Dictionarium Polygraphicum: Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested. [...], volume II (I–S), London: Printed for C[harles] Hitch and C[harles] Davis […], and S[amuel] Austen […], OCLC 987025732 ↗:
      Gamboge is one of the firſt yellows, which may be made to produce five or six ſorts of Green with verdegreaſe, according as the gambooge is in the greater or leſſer proportion; if it abounds, it will make a tolerable oak green, and being mixt with a greater quantity of verdegreaſe, it will make a fine graſs Green.
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verdigris (verdigrises, present participle verdigrising; past and past participle verdigrised)

  1. To cover, or coat, with verdigris.
    An old verdigrised brass bugle. — Hawthorne.

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