cuprite

[ kyoo-prahyt, koo- ]
/ ˈkyu praɪt, ˈku- /

noun

a mineral, cuprous oxide, Cu2O, occurring in red crystals and brown to black granular masses: an ore of copper.

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Origin of cuprite

First recorded in 1840–50; cupr- + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for cuprite

cuprite
/ (ˈkjuːpraɪt) /

noun

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