from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several copper and zinc or tin alloys resembling gold in appearance and used to ornament furniture, moldings, architectural details, and jewelry.
- n. An imitation of gold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes.
- adj. Made from golden or gilded brass or bronze.
- v. To decorate with gilded ormolu articles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of brass made to resemble gold by the use of less zinc and more copper in its composition than ordinary brass contains. Its golden color is often heightened by means of lacquer of some sort, or by use of acids. Called also mosaic gold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Gold-leaf prepared for gildingbronze, brass, or the like.
- n. Hence Gilded bronze prepared for metal mountings of elegant furniture and similar decorative purposes.
- n. Fine brass, sometimes colored and treated with lacquer to give it brilliancy: used for imitation jewelry, chandeliers, and similar fine metal-work.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. brass that looks like gold; used to decorate furniture
French or moulu : or, gold (from Old French; see or3) + obsolete French molu, past participle of moudre, to grind up (from Old French, from Latin molere).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French or moulu (literally: ground gold) (Wiktionary)