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Sap green

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  1. 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.


Sap green is a green pigment which was traditionally made of unripe blackthorn berries, but these days is usually made from a blend of artificial pigments.

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Google previewDictionarium Polygraphicum (1735)

Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested ... Adorned with Proper Sculptures, Curiously Engraven on More Than Fifty Copper Plates ... by John Barrow

Sap Green is a dark, dirty green, never us'd but to shadow other greens in the darkest places, or to lay upon fome dark ground behind a picture, which ought to be of a dark Green ; but you may do without this colour, for indigo mixt with yel- ...

Google previewFearless Watercolor for Beginners (2015)

Adventurous Painting Techniques to Get You Started by Sandrine Pelissier

Sap Green is an excellent choice for a base green for mixing as it is a natural- looking warm green. Most greens in nature are warm, but many of the greens you can buy are cold greens, like Winsor Green, and are rarely found in nature.

Google previewThe Painter's Methods and Materials (2013)

by A. P. Laurie

Sap green is a notoriously fugitive pigment, but has been replaced by many artists' colourmen by a similar green prepared from a coal tar dye, which is much more permanent than the old sap green. It is a preparation from buckthorn berries by ...

Google previewThe Art of Painting in Water-Colours, &c. ... By the Author of the Artist's Assistant [i.e. Carington Bowles]. The Nineteenth Edition, Etc (1826)

Sap green is a colour extremely serviceable, and the best green for water-colours our age affords, being of a gummy substance, and diluting easily in water. It produces an endless variety of tints, and has the advantage of shading itself.

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Lemon yellow Lemon yellow Purple Yellowish white yellow orange yellow Kyanite Dichroite Cymophane Epidote olive green Gamboge yellow Yellowish white Blue White Blue Yellowish white Yellowish Sap green Yellowish white Reddish ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art (1875)

Comprising the Definitions and Derivations of the Scientific Terms in General Use, Together with the History and Descriptions of the Scientific Principles of Nearly Every Branch of Human Knowledge by William Thomas Brande, George William Cox

A colouring matter extracted from the excrement of the silkworm is also termed sap green. sap Roller. A large gabion, six feet long, and four in diameter, rendered bullet-proof by fixing another gabion six feet long by two and a half in diameter ...

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1867)

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Sap Green. The inspissated juice of the berries of the buckthorn (lihamnus catharticus). It is used by water-colour painters as a green pigment. It is the vert de vessie of the French. A colouring matter extracted from the excrement of tho silkworm ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1783)

... A New Edition, Being the Twenty-fifth. ... By N. Bailey, ... by Nathan Bailey

SAP Green, a painting colour, made of the juice of buckthorn berries. - - SAPID [ spidus, L.] tasteable, of an high relish. - SAP'IDNESS, tastefulness. - SAPIENCE [ spientia, L.) prudence, wis. dom. F. - SA'PIENT [sipient, L.] wise, sage.

Google previewA Technological Dictionary: explaining the terms of the arts, sciences, literature, professions and trades (1846)


SAP GREEN. The juice of the berries of the buckthorn, used as a pigment by water painters. SAPHE'NA, rap, visible. The large vein of the leg ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary; Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, Either Ancient Or Modern, ... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words, ...together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Chartes, Writs, Old Records, and Processes in Law; ... Containing Many Thousand Words More Than Either Harris Philips, Kersey, Or Any English Dictionary Before Extant. To Wich is Added, a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs, with Their Explication and Illustration. The Whole Work Compil'd and Methodically Digested, ... By N. Bailey, Philologos (1757)

SAP Green, a painted Colour, made of the Juice of Buckthorn Be ries. SAP'ID [ Sapidus, L.J tafteable, of an high Relish. SAP1'DNESS, Taftefulnefs. SA PIENCE [Sapientia, L.] Prudente, Witdom. F. - - SAPIENTIAE Dentes, Teeth fo called, ...

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