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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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  • In illumination, the red contrasted by viridian will be found most beautiful and effective.

    Field's Chromatography George Field
  • It was of the keen cold green known to painters as viridian—the colour of turnip leaves with the dew on them.

    The Firebrand S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for viridian

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 viridian
adj.

1882, from Latin virid-, stem of viridis "green" (see verdure) + -ian.

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