Brunswick 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 green. [1913 Webster]

O'er the smooth enameled green. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]

In that soft season when descending showers Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food. [1913 Webster]

5. Any substance or pigment of a green color. [1913 Webster]

{Alkali green} (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald green; -- called also {Helvetia green}.

{Berlin green}. (Chem.) See under {Berlin}.

{Brilliant green} (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald green in composition.

{Brunswick green}, an oxychloride of copper.

{Chrome green}. See under {Chrome}.

{Emerald green}. (Chem.) (a) A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a brilliant green; -- called also {aldehyde green}, {acid green}, {malachite green}, {Victoria green}, {solid green}, etc. It is usually found as a double chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate. (b) See {Paris green} (below).

{Gaignet's green} (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially of a basic hydrate of chromium.

{Methyl green} (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff, obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow luster; -- called also {light-green}.

{Mineral green}. See under {Mineral}.

{Mountain green}. See {Green earth}, under {Green}, a.

{Paris green} (Chem.), a poisonous green powder, consisting of a mixture of several double salts of the acetate and arsenite of copper. It has found very extensive use as a pigment for wall paper, artificial flowers, etc., but particularly as an exterminator of insects, as the potato bug; -- called also {Schweinfurth green}, {imperial green}, {Vienna green}, {emerald qreen}, and {mitis green}.

{Scheele's green} (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called also {Swedish green}. It may enter into various pigments called {parrot green}, {pickel green}, {Brunswick green}, {nereid green}, or {emerald green}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Brunswick 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

  • Brunswick green — Bruns wick green [G. Braunschweiger gr[ u]n, first made at Brunswick, in Germany.] An oxychloride of copper, used as a green pigment; also, a carbonate of copper similarly employed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brunswick green — noun Usage: often capitalized B Etymology: translation of German Braunschweiger grün 1. a. : a green pigment consisting of a copper salt (as a basic copper chloride or a basic copper carbonate) called also old Brunswick green b. : chrome green 1b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brunswick Green — Braunschweigisches Grün, auch als Braunschweiger Grün bezeichnet, ist eine Maler und Anstreichfarbe, die ab 1767 von den Gebrüdern Johann Heinrich und Christoph Julius Gravenhorst in Braunschweig zum ersten Mal in großer Reinheit und Menge… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brunswick green — /brʌnzwɪk ˈgrin/ (say brunzwik green) noun Chemistry cupric oxychloride or copper (II) oxochloride, a green pigment used as a pesticide …   Australian English dictionary

  • Brunswick green — noun see chrome green …   Useful english dictionary

  • light brunswick green — noun Usage: often capitalized B : a green that is yellower and paler than holly green (sense 1), lighter, stronger, and slightly yellower than deep chrome green, and yellower, lighter, and stronger than average hunter green or middle Brunswick… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deep brunswick green — noun Usage: often capitalized B : a green that is yellower and darker than bottle green, bluer and duller than forest green (sense 1), and yellower, darker, and slightly stronger than evergreen distinguished from light Brunswick green and middle… …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle brunswick green — noun Usage: often capitalized B : a green that is duller and slightly yellower than holly green (sense 1), bluer, stronger, and slightly lighter than deep chrome green, yellower than average hunter green, and yellower, lighter, and stronger than… …   Useful english dictionary

  • old Brunswick green — noun see brunswick green …   Useful english dictionary

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