Definitions for ormoluˈɔr məˌlu
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an alloy of copper and zinc used to imitate gold.
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
brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture
Golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes.
Made from golden or gilded brass or bronze.
Origin: French or moulu (literally: ground gold)
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a name given to bronze or brass of a golden-yellow colour, and resembling gold.