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cupreous

1. of, consisting of, containing, or resembling copper; coppery
2. of the reddish-brown colour of copper
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cupreous

[′kyü·prē·əs]
(science and technology)
Containing or resembling copper.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The second point to observe, after the exuberant cumulative style, is the location of these temporary gatherings in grand, majestic spaces--the opposite of the blistered and pitiful houses of the Mojave and Utah, whose environments are fierce and cupreous, or coppery and metallic.
When I was at the British Museum last Spring, with some blue cupreous sulfate of lead [linarite], you told me if I met with anything more I was to let you know.
A somewhat surprising result is that we fail to recover in our analyses a monophyletic assemblage of the "metallic" species- those that have the cupreous coloration in the head and thorax (A.
He wakes up slowly, but, once he is awake in the car, he begins to make more detailed notes, as though he was just warming up the first day: "desert, sage brush, and bare, naked, hills, giant-molded, craterous, cupreous [one of his favorite words], glaciated, blasted--a demonic heath with reaches of great pine, and volcanic glaciation, cupreous, fiendish, desert, blasted" (3).