cuprite

noun
cu·​prite | \ ˈkyü-ˌprīt How to pronounce cuprite (audio) , ˈkü- \

Definition of cuprite

: a red mineral consisting of copper oxide that is a minor ore of copper

Examples of cuprite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Graphene is easier to understand than complex cuprites, and the researchers believe there’s a good chance that this could be the key to finally finding a superconductor that works closer to room temperature. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Discover Graphene Is a Superconductor," 7 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cuprite

circa 1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cuprite

German Kuprit, from Late Latin cuprum

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“Cuprite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuprite. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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