Paris green definition

  • noun:
    • copper(II) acetoarsenite, a very toxic blue-green mixture utilized as a pigment, colorant, insecticide and rodenticide.
    • a poisonous green dust, composed of a combination of a number of two fold salts for the acetate and arsenite of copper. It's found extremely substantial use as a pigment for wall paper, synthetic blossoms, etc., but especially as an exterminator of pests, due to the fact potato bug; -- labeled as also Schweinfurth green, imperial green, Vienna green, emerald qreen, and mitis green.
    • See under Green, n.
    • See green.
    • a shade of green tinged with yellow
    • a toxic double salt of copper arsenate and copper acetate
  • adjective:
    • Of a shade of pale green, originally created with Copper(II) acetoarsenite

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