Definition of cupreous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkjuːprɪəs/


Of or like copper: stained green with cupreous patina
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  • 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.


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

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