- patina: see pan
- patina (n.)
- "greenish film on old bronze," 1748, from French patine (18c.), from Italian patina, perhaps from Latin patina "dish, pan" (see pan (n.)), on the notion of encrustation on ancient bronze dishes. Sense of "refinement, cultural sophistication" first recorded 1933.
- 1. He looked relaxed and elegant and had the patina of success.
- 2. The trophy is very impressive and rather special because it has a beautiful green patina.
- 3. He allowed a fine patina of old coffee to develop around the inside of the mug.
- 4. Except for a patina of charisma, he was like a thousand other bright young men in Toronto.
- 5. The trophy has a beautiful green patina.
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