Definition of verd-antique in English:

verd-antique

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A green ornamental marble consisting of serpentine with calcite and dolomite.

    • ‘And the curves of the platform above the dolphins have delicate carved acanthus leaves finished in verd-antique (a green patina).’
    1. 1.1Verdigris on ancient bronze or copper.
    2. 1.2A green form of porphyry.
      • ‘In the baths of porphyry and verd-antique you had waters cold or sulphurous at will.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from obsolete French, literally antique green.

Pronunciation:

verd-antique

/ˌvəːdanˈtiːk/