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cupreous

[ kyoo-pree-uhs, koo- ]
/ ˈkyu pri əs, ˈku- /
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adjective
copper-colored; metallic reddish-brown.
consisting of or containing copper; copperlike.
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Origin of cupreous

1660–70; <Late Latin cupreus, equivalent to cupr(um) copper1 + -eus-eous
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British Dictionary definitions for cupreous

cupreous
/ (ˈkjuːprɪəs) /

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
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