[ awr-uh s ]
/ ˈɔr əs /
Chemistry. of or containing gold in the univalent state.
of or containing gold.
gilt, halcyon, aureate, gilded, aurelian, auric, auriferous, blond, blonde, dusty, honeyed, straw, tan, tawny, wheat, caramel, flaxen, ochroid
Origin of aurous
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Formed by treating the aurous chloride with strong potassium hydrate.
/ (ˈɔːrəs) /
of or containing gold, esp in the monovalent state
Word Origin for aurous
C19: apparently from French aureux, from Late Latin aurōsus gold-coloured, from Latin aurum gold
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