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Noun: copper  kó-pu(r)
  1. A ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
    - Cu, atomic number 29
     
  2. A copper penny
     
  3. [Brit] Uncomplimentary term for a policeman
    - bull, cop, pig, fed [Brit], rozzer [Brit]
     
  4. A reddish-brown colour resembling the colour of polished copper
    - copper color [US], copper colour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. Any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings
Verb: copper  kó-pu(r)
  1. Coat with a layer of copper

Derived forms: coppering, coppers, coppered

Type of: burnt sienna, cent, centime, coat, conductor, lycaenid, lycaenid butterfly, mahogany, metal, metallic element, officer, penny, police officer, policeman, reddish brown, sepia, surface, Venetian red

Part of: bornite, brass, bronze, chalcocite, chalcopyrite, copper glance, copper pyrites, cuprite, genus Lycaena, Lycaena, malachite, peacock ore

Encyclopedia: Copper, Bronze and Iron Age sites in Kosovo