telluride

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noun tel·lu·ride \ˈtel-yə-ˌrīd\

Definition of telluride

  1. :  a binary compound of tellurium with a more electropositive element or group

Origin and Etymology of telluride

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1832


Telluride

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geographical name Tel·lu·ride \ˈtel-yə-ˌrīd\

Definition of Telluride

  1. town in the San Juan Mountains, southwestern Colorado population 2325 Founded as a mining camp, Telluride flourished with the discovery of silver, gold, copper, iron, lead, and zinc nearby. Today it is a ski resort with numerous upscale seasonal homes.


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