from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hydrous carbonate of copper and zinc occurring in transparent verdigris-green to sky-blue needle-shaped crystals, also in laminated or granular masses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) A hydrous carbonate of copper and zinc, found in pale green or blue crystalline aggregations. It yields a kind of brass on reduction.
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- noun mineralogy A basic
carbonate mineralof copperand zinc.
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This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. From an ancient term for brass. Compare orichalcum.
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