cupreous

[kyoo-pree-uh s, koo-]

adjective

copper-colored; metallic reddish-brown.
consisting of or containing copper; copperlike.

RELATED WORDS


Origin of cupreous

1660–70; < Late Latin cupreus, equivalent to cupr(um) copper1 + -eus -eous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cupreous

Historical Examples of cupreous



British Dictionary definitions for cupreous

cupreous

adjective

of, consisting of, containing, or resembling copper; coppery
of the reddish-brown colour of copper

Word Origin for cupreous

C17: from Late Latin cupreus, from cuprum copper 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cupreous
adj.

1660s, from Late Latin cupreus "of copper," from cuprum, alternative form of cyprum "copper" (see copper (n.1)). Related: Cupric (1799).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper