orichalc

noun or·i·chalc \ˈȯrəˌkalk\
variants: or

orichalch

\ˈȯrəˌkalk\

Definition of orichalc

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a yellow metallic substance considered precious by the ancient Greeks

  2. 2 :  a brass rich in zinc

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Origin and Etymology of orichalc

Latin orichalcum, from Greek oreichalkos, literally, mountain copper, from oros mountain + chalkos copper — more at orient, chalc-


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