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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).’
- 1.1Verdigris on ancient bronze or copper.
- 1.2A 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/
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