distilled verdigris


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Verdigris \Ver"di*gris\, n. [F. vert-de-gris, apparently from
   verd, vert, green + de of + gris gray, but really a
   corruption of LL. viride aeris (equivalent to L. aerugo),
   from L. viridis green + aes, aeris, brass. See Verdant, and
   2d Ore.]
   1. (Chem.) A green poisonous substance used as a pigment and
      drug, obtained by the action of acetic acid on copper, and
      consisting essentially of a complex mixture of several
      basic copper acetates.
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   2. The green rust formed on copper. [Colloq.]
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   Note: This rust is a carbonate of copper, and should not be
         confounded with true verdigris. --U. S. Disp.
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   Blue verdigris (Chem.), a verdigris having a blue color,
      used as a pigment, etc.

   Distilled verdigris (Old Chem.), an acid copper acetate; --
      so called because the acetic acid used in making it was
      obtained from distilled vinegar.

   Verdigris green, clear bluish green, the color of
      verdigris.
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