sap green

a green pigment obtained from the juice of buckthorn berries, used chiefly in dyes for wood, paper, and textiles.
[1570-80]

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  • Sap green — Sap Sap, n. [AS. s[ae]p; akin to OHG. saf, G. saft, Icel. safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. sapere to taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf. {Sapid}, {Sapient}.] 1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sap-green — sapˈ green noun 1. A green paint made from the juice of buckthorn berries 2. Its colour (also adjective) • • • Main Entry: ↑sap …   Useful english dictionary

  • sap green — noun 1. : a dull green lake prepared from buckthorn berries compare lokao 2. a. : a strong yellow green b. : a light olive color that is greener and less strong than citrine and darker than grape green called also bladder green, verd vessie * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • sap green — noun Date: 1578 a strong yellow green …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sap green — noun a dull light green pigment prepared from the juice of the ripe berries of the Rhamnus catharticus, or buckthorn. It is used especially by water color artists …   Wiktionary

  • sap green — noun a vivid yellowish green pigment made from buckthorn berries …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sap — Sap, n. [AS. s[ae]p; akin to OHG. saf, G. saft, Icel. safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. sapere to taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf. {Sapid}, {Sapient}.] 1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sap ball — Sap Sap, n. [AS. s[ae]p; akin to OHG. saf, G. saft, Icel. safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. sapere to taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf. {Sapid}, {Sapient}.] 1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sap rot — Sap Sap, n. [AS. s[ae]p; akin to OHG. saf, G. saft, Icel. safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. sapere to taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf. {Sapid}, {Sapient}.] 1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sap sucker — Sap Sap, n. [AS. s[ae]p; akin to OHG. saf, G. saft, Icel. safi; of uncertain origin; possibly akin to L. sapere to taste, to be wise, sapa must or new wine boiled thick. Cf. {Sapid}, {Sapient}.] 1. The juice of plants of any kind, especially the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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