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veridian

[vuh-rid-ee-uh n] /vəˈrɪd i ən/
noun
1.

viridian

or veridian

[vuh-rid-ee-uh n] /vəˈrɪd i ən/
noun
1.
a long-lasting, bluish-green pigment, consisting of a hydrated oxide of chromium.
Origin of viridian
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin viridi(s) green + -an
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  • veridian, or emeraude green, is the deepest and coldest of our greens, and is permanent.

    The Painter in Oil Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
  • Green Oxide of Chromium (transparent) (or veridian) is a very good permanent green.

British Dictionary definitions for veridian

viridian

/vɪˈrɪdɪən/
noun
1.
a green pigment consisting of a hydrated form of chromic oxide
Word Origin
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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