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- Noun

A green poisonous substance used as a pigment and drug, obtained by the action of acetic acid on copper, and consisting essentially of a complex mixture of several basic copper acetates.

- Verb

To cover, or coat, with verdigris.

- Noun

The green rust formed on copper.

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