aeneous

adjective ae·ne·ous \ā-ˈē-nē-əs\
variants: less commonly

aeneus

\ā-ˈē-nē-əs\

Definition of aeneous

  1. :  like brass in color and luster :  greenish gold aeneous beetles

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Origin and Etymology of aeneous

borrowed from Latin aēneus, aēnus, “of bronze (or another alloy of copper),” from aer-, aes “bronze, brass, copper” + -nus, -n-eus, suffixes of materials — more at 1ore


First Known Use: 1808


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