cupreous

[ kyoo-pree-uhs, koo- ]
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adjective
  1. copper-colored; metallic reddish-brown.

  2. consisting of or containing copper; copperlike.

Origin of cupreous

1
1660–70; <Late Latin cupreus, equivalent to cupr(um) copper1 + -eus-eous

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British Dictionary definitions for cupreous

cupreous

/ (ˈkjuːprɪəs) /


adjective
  1. of, consisting of, containing, or resembling copper; coppery

  2. of the reddish-brown colour of copper

Origin of cupreous

1
C17: from Late Latin cupreus, from cuprum copper 1

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