orichalc

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

Definition of orichalc

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


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