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 for Berlin green
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Green \Green\ (gr[=e]n), n.
     1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar
        spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
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     2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with
        verdant herbage; as, the village green.
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              O'er the smooth enameled green.       --Milton.
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     3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants;
        wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
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              In that soft season when descending showers
              Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers.
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     4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets,
        etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
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     5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
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     Alkali green (Chem.), an alkali salt of a sulphonic acid
        derivative of a complex aniline dye, resembling emerald
        green; -- called also Helvetia green.
     Berlin green. (Chem.) See under Berlin.
     Brilliant green (Chem.), a complex aniline dye, resembling
        emerald green in composition.
     Brunswick green, an oxychloride of copper.
     Chrome green. See under Chrome.
     Emerald green. (Chem.)
        (a) A complex basic derivative of aniline produced as a
            metallic, green crystalline substance, and used for
            dyeing silk, wool, and mordanted vegetable fiber a
            brilliant green; -- called also aldehyde green,
            acid green, malachite green, Victoria green,
            solid green, etc. It is usually found as a double
            chloride, with zinc chloride, or as an oxalate.
        (b) See Paris green (below).
     Gaignet's green (Chem.) a green pigment employed by the
        French artist, Adrian Gusgnet, and consisting essentially
        of a basic hydrate of chromium.
     Methyl green (Chem.), an artificial rosaniline dyestuff,
        obtained as a green substance having a brilliant yellow
        luster; -- called also light-green.
     Mineral green. See under Mineral.
     Mountain green. See Green earth, under Green, a.
     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
     Scheele's green (Chem.), a green pigment, consisting
        essentially of a hydrous arsenite of copper; -- called
        also Swedish green. It may enter into various pigments
        called parrot green, pickel green, Brunswick green,
        nereid green, or emerald green.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prussian \Prus"sian\, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F.
     Of or pertaining to Prussia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of
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     Prussian blue (Chem.), any one of several complex double
        cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark
        blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained
        by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow
        prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in
        dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also Williamson's blue,
        insoluble Prussian blue, Berlin blue, etc.
     Prussian carp (Zool.) See Gibel.
     Prussian green. (Chem.) Same as Berlin green, under
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Berlin \Ber"lin\, n. [The capital of Germany]
     1. A four-wheeled carriage, having a sheltered seat behind
        the body and separate from it, invented in the 17th
        century, at Berlin.
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     2. Fine worsted for fancy-work; zephyr worsted; -- called
        also Berlin wool.
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     Berlin black, a black varnish, drying with almost a dead
        surface; -- used for coating the better kinds of ironware.
     Berlin blue, Prussian blue. --Ure.
     Berlin green, a complex cyanide of iron, used as a green
        dye, and similar to Prussian blue.
     Berlin iron, a very fusible variety of cast iron, from
        which figures and other delicate articles are
        manufactured. These are often stained or lacquered in
        imitation of bronze.
     Berlin shop, a shop for the sale of worsted embroidery and
        the materials for such work.
     Berlin work, worsted embroidery.
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