Paris green

Definition of 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.
See under Green, n.

See also: Green Paris

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double salt, insect powder, insecticide, pigment
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