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copperas

[ kop-er-uhs ]
/ ˈkɒp ər əs /
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noun Chemistry.

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Origin of copperas

1400–50; late Middle English coperas, variant of Middle English coperose<Medieval Latin (aqua) cuprōsa copperish (water). See copper1, -ose1
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copperas
/ (ˈkɒpərəs) /

noun

a less common name for ferrous sulphate

Word Origin for copperas

C14: coperose, via Old French from Medieval Latin cuperosa, perhaps originally in the phrase aqua cuprosa copper water
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