Paris green
Paris Par"is, n. The chief city of France. [1913 Webster]

{Paris green}. See under {Green}, n.

{Paris white} (Chem.), purified chalk used as a pigment; whiting; Spanish white. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Paris green — Green Green (gr[=e]n), n. 1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue. [1913 Webster] 2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paris green — n. [after PARIS2] a poisonous, bright green powder made by reacting sodium arsenite with copper sulfate and acetic acid: used chiefly as an insecticide …   English World dictionary

  • Paris Green — Emerald green redirects here. For the color, see emerald (color). Paris Green Other names C.I. Pigment Green 21, Eme …   Wikipedia

  • Paris green — noun Etymology: Paris, France Date: 1868 1. a very poisonous green copper and arsenic compound C4H6As6Cu4O16 used especially formerly as an insecticide and pigment 2. a brilliant yellowish green …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Paris green — Par′is green′ n. 1) chem. an emerald green, poisonous powder produced from arsenic trioxide and copper acetate: used chiefly as a pigment, insecticide, and wood preservative 2) a light to vivid yellow green • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Paris green — 1. Chem. an emerald green, poisonous, water insoluble powder produced from arsenic trioxide and copper acetate: used chiefly as a pigment, insecticide, and wood preservative. 2. (sometimes l.c.) a variable hue ranging from light to vivid yellow… …   Universalium

  • Paris green — Cupric acetoarsenite, used as an insecticide and as a pigment. * * * Par·is green .par əs n a very poisonous copper based bright green powder Cu(C2H3O2)2·3Cu(AsO2)2 that is used as an insecticide and pigment * * * copper acetoarsenite …   Medical dictionary

  • Paris green — /pærəs ˈgrin/ (say paruhs green) noun an emerald green pigment prepared from arsenic trioxide and acetate of copper, now used chiefly as an insecticide …   Australian English dictionary

  • Paris green — noun Copper(II) acetoarsenite, a highly toxic blue green chemical used as a pigment, colorant, and poison …   Wiktionary

  • Paris green — noun a vivid green toxic salt of copper and arsenic, used as a preservative, pigment, and insecticide …   English new terms dictionary

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