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cupreous

Syllabification: cu·pre·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈkyo͞oprēəs
 
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Definition of cupreous in English:

adjective

Of or like copper.
Example sentences
  • She stopped besides him and looked down at him with one cupreous eyebrow raised.
  • Placed within a chronological framework, a clear development of the cupreous male figure is evident.
  • Electrolytic reduction of cupreous metals is also carried out in the same manner as described for iron.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin cupreus (from cuprum 'copper') + -ous.

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