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aureate

[ awr-ee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈɔr i ɪt, -ˌeɪt /
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adjective
golden or gilded.
brilliant; splendid.
characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking.
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Origin of aureate

1400–50; late Middle English aureat<Late Latin aureātus decorated with gold, equivalent to Latin aure(us) golden, of gold (aur(um) gold + -eus adj. suffix) + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM aureate

au·re·ate·ly, adverbau·re·ate·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aureate

aureate
/ (ˈɔːrɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective
covered with gold; gilded
of a golden colour
(of a style of writing or speaking) excessively elaborate or ornate; florid

Derived forms of aureate

aureately, adverbaureateness, noun

Word Origin for aureate

C15: from Late Latin aureātus gilded, from Latin aureus golden, from aurum gold
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