victoria green


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Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), n.
   1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar
      spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
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   2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with
      verdant herbage; as, the village green.
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            O'er the smooth enameled green.       --Milton.
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   3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants;
      wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
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            In that soft season when descending showers
            Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.
                                                  --Pope.
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   4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets,
      etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
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   5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
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   Alkali green (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid
      derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald
      green; -- called also Helvetia green.

   Berlin green. (Chem.) See under Berlin.

   Brilliant green (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling
      emerald green in composition.

   Brunswick green, an oxychloride of copper.

   Chrome green. See under Chrome.

   Emerald green. (Chem.)
      (a) A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a
          metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for
          dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a
          brilliant green; -- called also aldehyde green,
          acid green, malachite green, Victoria green,
          solid green, etc. It is usually found as a double
          chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate.
      (b) See Paris green (below).

   Gaignet's green (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the
      French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially
      of a basic hydrate of chromium.

   Methyl green (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff,
      obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow
      luster; -- called also light-green.

   Mineral green. See under Mineral.

   Mountain green. See Green earth, under Green, a.

   Paris green (Chem.), a poisonous green powder, consisting
      of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and
      arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a
      pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but
      particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato
      bug; -- called also Schweinfurth green, {imperial
      green}, Vienna green, emerald qreen, and {mitis
      green}.

   Scheele's green (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting
      essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called
      also Swedish green. It may enter into various pigments
      called parrot green, pickel green, Brunswick green,
      nereid green, or emerald green.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Victoria \Vic*to"ri*a\, prop. n. [NL.]
   1. (Bot.) A genus of aquatic plants named in honor of Queen
      Victoria. The Victoria regia is a native of Guiana and
      Brazil. Its large, spreading leaves are often over five
      feet in diameter, and have a rim from three to five inches
      high; its immense rose-white flowers sometimes attain a
      diameter of nearly two feet.
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   2. A kind of low four-wheeled pleasure carriage, with a
      calash top, designed for two persons and the driver who
      occupies a high seat in front.
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   3. (Astron.) An asteroid discovered by Hind in 1850; --
      called also Clio.
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   4. One of an American breed of medium-sized white hogs with a
      slightly dished face and very erect ears.
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   Victoria cross, a bronze Maltese cross, awarded for valor
      to members of the British army or navy. It was first
      bestowed in 1857, at the close of the Crimean war. The
      recipients also have a pension of [pounds]10 a year.

   Victoria green. (Chem.) See Emerald green, under Green.
      

   Victoria lily (Bot.), the Victoria regia. See def. 1,
      above.
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