cupreous (adj.) 1660s, from L.L. cupreus "of copper," from cuprum, alternative form of cyprum "copper" (see COPPER (Cf. copper) (n.1)). Related: Cupric (1799).

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  • Cupreous — Cu pre*ous (k? pr? ?s), a. [L. cupreus, fr. cuprum.] Consisting of copper or resembling copper; coppery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cupreous — [kyo͞o′prē əs, ko͞o′prē əs] adj. [LL cupreus < cuprum: see COPPER1] 1. of or containing copper 2. copper colored …   English World dictionary

  • cupreous — adj. [L. cupreus, of copper] Copper colored, coppery …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cupreous — /kyooh pree euhs, kooh /, adj. 1. copper colored; metallic reddish brown. 2. consisting of or containing copper; copperlike. [1660 70; < LL cupreus, equiv. to cupr(um) COPPER1 + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cupreous — 1. noun A reddish brown color, like that of polished copper. 2. adjective a) Of or of the nature of copper. b) Containing copper. Syn: cuprous, auburn …   Wiktionary

  • cupreous — cu·pre·ous || kjuːprɪəs adj. containing copper; copperlike; copper colored …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cupreous —    Of or containing copper; copper like. Or, having a color which is metallic reddish brown; copper colored. (pron. kyoo pree es, or koo pree es) …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • cupreous — [ kju:prɪəs] adjective chiefly technical of or like copper. Origin C17: from late L. cupreus (from cuprum copper ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • cupreous — cu·pre·ous …   English syllables

  • cupreous — /ˈkjupriəs/ (say kyoohpreeuhs) adjective 1. copper coloured; metallic reddish brown. 2. consisting of or containing copper; copper like. {Latin cupreus of copper} …  

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