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viridian

[vuh-rid-ee-uh n] /vəˈrɪd i ən/
noun
1.
a long-lasting, bluish-green pigment, consisting of a hydrated oxide of chromium.
Also, veridian.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin viridi(s) green + -an
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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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