- a mineral, cuprous oxide, Cu2O, occurring in red crystals and brown to black granular masses: an ore of copper.
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The most important cuprous compound is the oxide (Cu2O), which occurs in nature as ruby copper or cuprite.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
- a red secondary mineral consisting of cuprous oxide in cubic crystalline form: a source of copper. Formula: Cu 2 O