Definition of verd antique in English:

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verd antique

Pronunciation: /ˌvərd anˈtēk/


1A green ornamental marble consisting of serpentine with calcite and dolomite veins.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: verd an·tique

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