au·​ric | \ ˈȯr-ik \

Definition of auric

: of, relating to, or derived from gold

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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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The first known use of auric was in 1799

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au·​ric | \ ˈȯr-ik \

Medical Definition of auric

: of, relating to, or derived from gold

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