coppery

adjective
cop·​pery | \ ˈkä-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce coppery (audio) \

Definition of coppery

: resembling or suggesting copper especially : having the reddish to brownish-orange color of copper

Examples of coppery in a Sentence

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First Known Use of coppery

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Coppery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coppery. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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