aeneous

adjective

ae·​ne·​ous
variants or less commonly aeneus
ā-ˈē-nē-əs
: like brass in color and luster : greenish gold
aeneous beetles

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Latin aēneus, aēnus, "of bronze (or another alloy of copper)," from aer-, aes "bronze, brass, copper" + -nus, -n-eus, suffixes of materials

First Known Use

1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aeneous was in 1808

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“Aeneous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aeneous. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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