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verd antique

[vurd] /vɜrd/
noun
1.
a green, mottled or impure serpentine, sold as a marble and much used for decorative purposes.
2.
any of various similar green stones.
Also, verde antique.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < French < Italian verde antico literally, antique green. See verdure, antique
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British Dictionary definitions for verde-antique

verd antique

/vɜːd/
noun
1.
a dark green mottled impure variety of serpentine marble
2.
any of various similar marbles or stones
3.
another name for verdigris
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Italian verde antico ancient green
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