- a brass rich in zinc, prepared by the ancients.
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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The roof was of ivory, adorned with gold and silver and orichalcum, and the rest of the interior was lined with orichalcum.Critias