Definition of Paris green in English:

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Paris green

noun

A vivid green toxic crystalline salt of copper and arsenic, used as a preservative, pigment, and insecticide.
Example sentences
  • Beautifully named chemicals like Paris green (copper acetoarsenite), calomel (mercurous chloride), and realgar (arsenic sulfide), proved to be hazardous to the pyrotechnician's health.
  • In the past, farmers have used toxic chemicals such as calcium arsenate, Paris green, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, and toxaphene to rid their cotton crops of insects.

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Syllabification: Par·is green

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