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orichalcum

[ awr-i-kal-kuhm ]
/ ˌɔr ɪˈkæl kəm /
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noun
a brass rich in zinc, prepared by the ancients.
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Origin of orichalcum

1640–50; <Latin <Greek oreíchalkos literally, mountain-copper, equivalent to orei-, combining form of óros mountain + chalkós copper
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