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[kop-uh-ree] /ˈkɒp ə ri/
of, resembling, or containing copper.
being reddish-brown in color; coppor-colored.
Origin of coppery
1785-95; copper1 + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The adult beetle has a shiny emerald green body with a coppery red or purple abdomen.
  • The dorsal surface is dark coppery brown with green punctures.
  • The ventral surface is opaque and cream colored with a coppery sheen.
  • coppery-brown peeling bark stays cool to the touch year round.
  • The wing covers are a coppery brown and extend almost to the tip of the abdomen.
  • The remaining two-thirds is reddish-brown with a coppery luster.
  • The interior of the animal's shell, called the nacre, is usually purple but can also be coppery in color.
  • Their body color varies from deep coppery brown to light tan, depending on the season and where they live.
  • Immature birds are quite mottled with coppery or rusty feathers and lack the red forehead of adults.
  • Because only white buttons were in demand, the coppery-purple shell of this species made it worthless for the button industry.

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