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bronze doré

noun
1.
ormolu (def 2).

ormolu

[awr-muh-loo] /ˈɔr məˌlu/
noun
1.
Also called mosaic gold. an alloy of copper and zinc used to imitate gold.
2.
Also called bronze doré, gilt bronze. gilded metal, especially cast brass or bronze gilded over fire with an amalgam of gold and mercury, used for furniture mounts and ornamental objects.
3.
gold or gold powder prepared for use in gilding.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < French or moulu ground gold, equivalent to or (< Latin aurum) + moulu, past participle of moudre to grind < Latin molere
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British Dictionary definitions for bronze doré

ormolu

/ˈɔːməˌluː/
noun
1.
  1. a gold-coloured alloy of copper, tin, or zinc used to decorate furniture, mouldings, etc
  2. (as modifier): an ormolu clock
2.
gold prepared to be used for gilding
Word Origin
C18: from French or moulu ground gold
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Word Origin and History for bronze doré

ormolu

n.

"alloy of copper, zinc, and tin, resembling gold," 1765, from French or moulu, literally "ground gold," from or "gold" (from Latin aurum, from PIE *aus- "gold;" see aureate)) + moulu "ground up," past participle of moudre "to grind," from Latin molere "to grind" (see mallet).

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