Schee·le's green /ˈʃeləz, lɪz-/ 名詞
1. Zool. In a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci.
2. Zool. Any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidæ, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako (Psittacus erithacus) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases.
Carolina parrot Zool., the Carolina parrakeet. See Parrakeet.
Night parrot, or Owl parrot. Zool. See Kakapo.
Parrot coal, cannel coal; -- so called from the crackling and chattering sound it makes in burning. [Eng. & Scot.]
Parrot green. Chem. See Scheele's green, under Green, n.
Parrot weed Bot., a suffrutescent plant (Bocconia frutescens) of the Poppy family, native of the warmer parts of America. It has very large, sinuate, pinnatifid leaves, and small, panicled, apetalous flowers.
Parrot wrasse, Parrot fish Zool., any fish of the genus Scarus. One species (Scarus Cretensis), found in the Mediterranean, is esteemed by epicures, and was highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Scheele's green Chem. See under Green.
1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue.
2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green.
O'er the smooth enameled green. --Milton.
3. Fresh leaves or branches of trees or other plants; wreaths; -- usually in the plural.
In that soft season when descending showers
Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flowers. --Pope.
4. pl. Leaves and stems of young plants, as spinach, beets, etc., which in their green state are boiled for food.
5. Any substance or pigment of a green color.
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 green.
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.