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aurous

[awr-uh s]
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adjective
  1. Chemistry. of or containing gold in the univalent state.
  2. of or containing gold.
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Origin of aurous

First recorded in 1860–65; aur-1 + -ous
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aurous

adjective
  1. of or containing gold, esp in the monovalent state
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Word Origin

C19: apparently from French aureux, from Late Latin aurōsus gold-coloured, from Latin aurum gold
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