Definition of verd antique in US English:

verd antique


  • 1A green ornamental marble consisting of serpentine with calcite and dolomite veins.

    • ‘And the curves of the platform above the dolphins have delicate carved acanthus leaves finished in verd-antique (a green patina).’
    1. 1.1 Verdigris on ancient bronze or copper.
    2. 1.2 A green form of porphyry.
      • ‘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’.


verd antique

/ˌvərd anˈtēk/