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- n. A valuable yellow metal known to the ancient Greeks and Romans; now sometimes interpreted as referring to a natural alloy of gold and copper, and sometimes treated as a mythical substance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as orichalc.
From Latin orīchalcum, from Ancient Greek ὀρείχαλκος, from dative singular of ὄρος ("mountain") + χαλκός ("copper"). (Wiktionary)