[awr-uh s]


Chemistry. of or containing gold in the univalent state.
of or containing gold.

Origin of aurous

First recorded in 1860–65; aur-1 + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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