An olive-green pigment commonly made from glauconite, used by artists.
[French : terre, earth (from Latin terra; see ters- in Indo-European roots) + verte, feminine of vert, green (from Old French verd; see verdant).]
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(Dyeing) a greyish-green pigment used in paints, consisting of powdered glauconite
(Colours) of a greyish-green colour
[C17: from French, literally: green earth]
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