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The patina that copper and brass acquire with age; verdigris. Occasionally more widely: an analogous coating on any metal.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin aerūgō verdigris, in post-classical Latin also mildew of plants (Vulgate) from aer-, aes brass + -ūgō, suffix forming nouns.
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