aurous

[ awr-uh s ]
/ ˈɔr əs /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. aurora borealis,
  2. aurorae,
  3. auroral,
  4. auroral zone,
  5. aurorean,
  6. aurum,
  7. aurungzeb,
  8. aus,
  9. aus.,
  10. ausable

Origin of aurous

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

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British Dictionary definitions for aurous

aurous

/ (ˈɔːrəs) /

adjective

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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