Verd antique
Verd antique Verd` an*tique" [F. vert antique a kind of marble; verd, vert, green + antique ancient: cf. It. verde antico.] (Min.) (a) A mottled-green serpentine marble. (b) A green porphyry called {oriental verd antique}. [1913 Webster]

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  • verd antique — or verde antique [vʉrd] n. [older form of Fr vert antique < OFr verd, green + antique, ancient: see VERT1 & ANTIQUE] a greenish, marblelike serpentine, used for interior decoration …   English World dictionary

  • Verd antique — Detail of a verd antique column in the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus (now the Küçuk Ayasofya Camii) in Istanbul, Turkey (527 536 AD). Verd antique was much used by the monumental builders of the Byzantine Empire and by the Ottomans after… …   Wikipedia

  • verd antique — verd′ (or verde′) antique′ [[t]vɜrd[/t]] n. 1) mir archit. a green mottled or impure serpentine, sold as a marble and used for decorative purposes 2) mir any of various similar green stones • Etymology: 1735–45; < F < It verde antico lit.,… …   From formal English to slang

  • verd antique — /vɜd ænˈtik/ (say verd an teek) noun 1. a green, mottled or impure serpentine, used for decorative purposes. 2. any of various similar greenish stones. {Old French: antique green} …   Australian English dictionary

  • verd antique — /verrd/ 1. a green, mottled or impure serpentine, sold as a marble and much used for decorative purposes. 2. any of various similar green stones. Also, verde antique. [1735 45; < F < It verde antico lit., antique green. See VERDURE, ANTIQUE] * *… …   Universalium

  • verd antique — or verde antique noun Etymology: Italian verde antico, literally, ancient green Date: 1745 a green mottled or veined serpentine marble or calcareous serpentine much used for indoor decoration especially by the ancient Romans …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • verd-antique — [ˌvə:dan ti:k] noun 1》 a green ornamental marble consisting of serpentine with calcite and dolomite. 2》 verdigris on ancient bronze or copper. 3》 a green form of porphyry. Origin C18: from obs. Fr., lit. antique green …   English new terms dictionary

  • verd antique — noun a dark green impure marble • Syn: ↑verde antique • Hypernyms: ↑marble …   Useful english dictionary

  • verd-antique — n. 1 ornamental usu. green serpentine. 2 a green incrustation on ancient bronze. 3 green porphyry. Etymology: obs. F, = antique green …   Useful english dictionary

  • verd-antique —   n. kind of green mottled marble …   Dictionary of difficult words

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