au·​ric | \ ˈȯr-ik How to pronounce auric (audio) \

Definition of auric

: of, relating to, or derived from gold

Examples of auric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What interests Gaghan, by contrast, is the mere idea of gold: the madness that infects both markets and men whenever the auric stink is in the air. Adam Davidson, The New Yorker, "“Gold” and “Dark Night”," 6 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of auric

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for auric

Latin aurum

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“Auric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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: of, relating to, or derived from gold

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