copper pyrites
noun Date: 1757 chalcopyrite

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  • Copper pyrites — Pyrites Py*ri tes, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? fire. See {Pyre}.] (Min.) A name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or yellowish color. [1913 Webster] Note: The term was originally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copper pyrites — n. CHALCOPYRITE …   English World dictionary

  • copper pyrites — noun a yellow copper ore (CuFeS2) made up of copper and iron sulfide • Syn: ↑chalcopyrite • Hypernyms: ↑mineral • Substance Meronyms: ↑copper, ↑Cu, ↑atomic number 29 * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • copper pyrites — chalcopyrite (copper iron sulfide) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • copper pyrites — Mineral. chalcopyrite. [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • copper pyrites — noun another term for chalcopyrite …   English new terms dictionary

  • copper pyrites — cop′per pyri′tes n. mir chalcopyrite • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • copper pyrites — /kɒpə paɪˈraɪtiz/ (say kopuh puy ruyteez) noun → chalcopyrite …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pyrites — Py*ri tes, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? fire. See {Pyre}.] (Min.) A name given to a number of metallic minerals, sulphides of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, and tin, of a white or yellowish color. [1913 Webster] Note: The term was originally applied… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copper — 1. n., adj., & v. n. 1 Chem. a malleable red brown metallic element of the transition series occurring naturally esp. in cuprite and malachite, and used esp. for electrical cables and apparatus. Usage: Symb.: Cu. 2 a bronze coin. 3 a large metal… …   Useful english dictionary

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