Indigo copper
Copper Cop"per, n. [OE. coper (cf. D. koper, Sw. koppar, Dan. kobber, G. kupfer), LL. cuper, fr. L. cuprum for earlier Cyprium, Cyprium aes, i.e., Cyprian brass, fr. Gr. ? of Cyprus (Gr. ?), anciently renowned for its copper mines. Cf. {Cypreous}.] 1. A common metal of a reddish color, both ductile and malleable, and very tenacious. It is one of the best conductors of heat and electricity. Symbol Cu. Atomic weight 63.3. It is one of the most useful metals in itself, and also in its alloys, brass and bronze. [1913 Webster]

Note: Copper is the only metal which occurs native abundantly in large masses; it is found also in various ores, of which the most important are chalcopyrite, chalcocite, cuprite, and malachite. Copper mixed with tin forms bell metal; with a smaller proportion, bronze; and with zinc, it forms brass, pinchbeck, and other alloys. [1913 Webster]

2. A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

My friends filled my pockets with coppers. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

3. A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Specifically (Naut.), the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship's coppers. [1913 Webster]

Note: Copper is often used adjectively, commonly in the sense of made or consisting of copper, or resembling copper; as, a copper boiler, tube, etc. [1913 Webster]

All in a hot and copper sky. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is sometimes written in combination; as, copperplate, coppersmith, copper-colored. [1913 Webster]

{Copper finch}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Chaffinch}.

{Copper glance}, or {Vitreous copper}. (Min.) See {Chalcocite}.

{Indigo copper}. (Min.) See {Covelline}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Indigo copper — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigo copper — Covelline Co*vel line (k? v?l l?n), Covellite Co*vel lite ( l?t), n. [After Covelli, the discoverer.] (Min.) A native sulphide of copper, occuring in masses of a dark blue color; hence called {indigo copper}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigo copper — noun : covellite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indigo — In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American finch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigo berry — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigo bird — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigo blue — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigo brown — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigo bunting — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indigo green — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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