noun cu·prite \ˈkyü-ˌprīt, ˈkü-\

Definition of CUPRITE

:  a red mineral consisting of copper oxide that is a minor ore of copper

Origin of CUPRITE

German Kuprit, from Late Latin cuprum
First Known Use: circa 1850


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