orichalc

noun
or·​i·​chalc
variants: or orichalch \ˈȯrəˌkalk \
plural -s

Definition of orichalc 

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

2 : a brass rich in zinc

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History and Etymology for orichalc

Latin orichalcum, from Greek oreichalkos, literally, mountain copper, from oros mountain + chalkos copper

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