viridian

viridian

[vuh-rid-ee-uhn]
noun
a long-lasting, bluish-green pigment, consisting of a hydrated oxide of chromium.
Also, veridian.


Origin:
1880–85; < Latin viridi(s) green + -an

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viridian (vɪˈrɪdɪən)
 
n
a green pigment consisting of a hydrated form of chromic oxide
 
[C19: from Latin viridis green]

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