Definition of verd-antique in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌvəːdanˈtiːk


[mass noun]
  • 1A green ornamental marble consisting of serpentine with calcite and dolomite.
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    • And the curves of the platform above the dolphins have delicate carved acanthus leaves finished in verd-antique (a green patina).
  • 1.1Verdigris on ancient bronze or copper.
  • 1.2A green form of porphyry.
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    • In the baths of porphyry and verd-antique you had waters cold or sulphurous at will.


mid 18th century: from obsolete French, literally 'antique green'.

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