cuprite

[kyoo-prahyt, koo-]

Origin of cuprite

First recorded in 1840–50; cupr- + -ite1
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cuprite

noun
  1. a red secondary mineral consisting of cuprous oxide in cubic crystalline form: a source of copper. Formula: Cu 2 O
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