aeruginous


aeruginous
adj. of the nature or colour of verdigris.
Etymology: L aeruginosus f. aerugo -inis verdigris f. aes aeris bronze

* * *

/i rooh"jeuh neuhs, uy rooh"-/, adj.
bluish-green; like verdigris.
[1595-1605; < L aeruginosus, equiv. to aerugin- (s. of aerugo) AERUGO + -osus -OUS]

* * *

aeruginous /ē-rooˈji-nəs or i-rooˈjə-/
adjective
Relating to or like copper-rust or verdigris
ORIGIN: L aerūginōsus, from aerūgō rust of copper, from aes, aeris brass or copper

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • AEruginous — [AE]*ru gi*nous, a. [L. aeruginosus, fr. aerugo rust of copper, fr. aes copper: cf. F. [ e]rugineux.] Of the nature or color of verdigris, or the rust of copper. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aeruginous — [ē ro͞o′ji nəs, iro͞o′ji nəs] adj. [L aeruginosus < aerugo < aes, copper: see ORE] bluish green, like copper rust …   English World dictionary

  • aeruginous — adjective Of or pertaining to copper rust or verdigris. There was definitely some aeruginous material on that door handle …   Wiktionary

  • aeruginous — См. aeruginus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • aeruginous — /i rooh jeuh neuhs, uy rooh /, adj. bluish green; like verdigris. [1595 1605; < L aeruginosus, equiv. to aerugin (s. of aerugo) AERUGO + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • aeruginous — ae·ru·gi·nous …   English syllables

  • oeruginus — see aeruginous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rusty — adj 1. oxidized, patinated, aeruginous; corroded, rusted, incrusted, stained, tarnished. 2. rust colored, reddish, reddish yellow, reddish brown, yellowish red. See russet. 3.(of clothes, drapery, etc.) faded, shabby, worn, worn thin, worn out,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • aerugo —   n. rust, especially of copper and brass; verdigris.    ♦ aeruginous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • eruginous — variant of aeruginous …   Useful english dictionary