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orichalcum

[awr-i-kal-kuh m] /ˌɔr ɪˈkæl kəm/
noun
1.
a brass rich in zinc, prepared by the ancients.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin < Greek oreíchalkos literally, mountain-copper, equivalent to orei-, combining form of óros mountain + chalkós copper
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