patina: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (pat'n-u, pu-tē'nu), [key]
- a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value.
- a similar film or coloring appearing gradually on some other substance.
- a surface calcification of implements, usu. indicating great age.
- patina (Thesaurus)