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Of the nature or colour of verdigris; containing or characterized by basic copper carbonate; bluish-green.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French erugineux, French érugineux (of bile or other bodily humours) of the colour of verdigris, covered with verdigris, of a colour similar to verdigris and its etymon classical Latin aerūginōsus rusty, in post-classical Latin also of a rusty colour from aerūgin-, aerūgō + -ōsus.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.