verde antique

verd antique

a green, mottled or impure serpentine, sold as a marble and much used for decorative purposes.
any of various similar green stones.
Also, verde antique.

1735–45; < French < Italian verde antico literally, antique green. See verdure, antique Unabridged
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verd antique (vɜːd)
1.  a dark green mottled impure variety of serpentine marble
2.  any of various similar marbles or stones
3.  another name for verdigris
[C18: from French, from Italian verde antico ancient green]

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