[kyoo-pree-uhs, koo-]
copper-colored; metallic reddish-brown.
consisting of or containing copper; copperlike.

1660–70; < Late Latin cupreus, equivalent to cupr(um) copper1 + -eus -eous Unabridged
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cupreous (ˈkjuːprɪəs)
1.  of, consisting of, containing, or resembling copper; coppery
2.  of the reddish-brown colour of copper
[C17: from Late Latin cupreus, from cuprumcopper1]

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The hull of the vessel is sheathed in copper or a cupreous alloy, which accounts for the wreck's state of preservation.
Cupreous lock plate casing with convex bottom and side mounting brackets with round holes.
Heavy, oval-shaped wrought iron loop kettle lug attached to cupreous metal with two copper alloy rivets.
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