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Meaning of PATINA

Pronunciation:  'patnu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a fine coating of oxide on the surface of a metal

PATINA is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: coat, coating, verdigris



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pat"ina\, n. [It., fr. L. patina a dish, a pan, a kind
of cake. Cf. {Paten}.]
1. A dish or plate of metal or earthenware; a patella.

2. (Fine Arts) The color or incrustation which age gives to
   works of art; especially, the green rust which covers
   ancient bronzes, coins, and medals. --Fairholt.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: burnish, coat, coating, collop, covering, cut, deal, disk, feuille, film, finish, flap, foil, fold, glaze, gloss, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, leaf, luster, membrane, pane, panel, patination, peel, pellicle, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply, plywood, polish, rasher, safety glass, scum, sheet, shine, skin, slab, slat, slice, table, tablet, veneer, verdigris, wafer