adjective Date: circa 1775 resembling or suggesting copper; especially having the reddish to brownish-orange color of copper <
coppery leaves

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Coppery — Cop per*y, a. Mixed with copper; containing copper, or made of copper; like copper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coppery — [[t]kɒ̱pəri[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A coppery colour is reddish brown like copper. ...pale coppery leaves …   English dictionary

  • coppery — Ⅰ. copper [1] ► NOUN 1) a red brown metallic chemical element which is used for electrical wiring and as a component of brass and bronze. 2) (coppers) Brit. coins of low value made of copper or bronze. 3) Brit. dated a large copper or iron… …   English terms dictionary

  • coppery — /kop euh ree/, adj. 1. of, resembling, or containing copper. 2. reddish brown. [1785 95; COPPER1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • coppery — adjective resembling the metal copper, especially in color …   Wiktionary

  • coppery — cop|per|y [ kapəri ] adjective red brown in color …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • coppery — cop·per·y || kÉ’pÉ™rɪ adj. resembling or containing copper; reddish brown …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coppery — cop·pery …   English syllables

  • coppery — UK [ˈkɒpərɪ] / US [ˈkɑpərɪ] adjective red brown in colour …   English dictionary

  • coppery — /ˈkɒpəri/ (say kopuhree) adjective of, like, or containing copper …   Australian English dictionary

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