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cupreous

[kyoo-pree-uh s, koo-] /ˈkyu pri əs, ˈku-/
adjective
1.
copper-colored; metallic reddish-brown.
2.
consisting of or containing copper; copperlike.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Late Latin cupreus, equivalent to cupr(um) copper1 + -eus -eous
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Examples from the web for cupreous
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for cupreous

cupreous

/ˈkjuːprɪəs/
adjective
1.
of, consisting of, containing, or resembling copper; coppery
2.
of the reddish-brown colour of copper
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin cupreus, from cuprumcopper1
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Word Origin and History for cupreous
adj.

1660s, from Late Latin cupreus "of copper," from cuprum, alternative form of cyprum "copper" (see copper (n.1)). Related: Cupric (1799).

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