Definitions for ormoluˈɔr məˌlu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•mo•luˈɔr məˌlu(n.)

  1. an alloy of copper and zinc used to imitate gold.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. gilded metal, esp. cast brass or bronze gilded over fire with an amalgam of gold and mercury, used for furniture mounts and ornamental objects.

    Category: Furniture, Metallurgy

Origin of ormolu:

1755–65; < F or moulu lit., ground gold

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ormolu(noun)

    brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture


  1. ormolu(Noun)

    Golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes.

  2. ormolu(Adjective)

    Made from golden or gilded brass or bronze.

  3. Origin: French or moulu (literally: ground gold)


  1. Ormolu

    Ormolu is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ormolu

    a name given to bronze or brass of a golden-yellow colour, and resembling gold.


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