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Chalcanthite vs. Copper

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Chalcanthitenoun

(mineral) A mineral form of copper sulfate, CuSO4.

Coppernoun

(uncountable) A reddish-brown, malleable, ductile metallic element with high electrical and thermal conductivity, symbol Cu, and atomic number 29.

Chalcanthitenoun

Native blue vitriol. See Blue vitriol, under Blue.

Coppernoun

(countable) Something made of copper.

Chalcanthitenoun

hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate

Coppernoun

The reddish-brown colour/color of copper.

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Chalcanthite

Chalcanthite (from Ancient Greek χάλκανθον (khálkanthon), from χαλκός (khalkós) 'copper', and ἄνθος (ánthos) 'flower, bloom') is a richly colored blue-green water-soluble sulfate mineral CuSO4 · 5H2O. It is commonly found in the late-stage oxidation zones of copper deposits. Due to its ready solubility, chalcanthite is more common in arid regions.

Coppernoun

(countable) A copper coin.

Coppernoun

A large pot, often used for heating water or washing clothes over a fire. In Australasia at least, it could also be a fixed installation made of copper, with a fire underneath and its own chimney. Generally made redundant by the advent of the washing machine.

‘Mum would heat the water in a copper in the kitchen and transfer it to the tin bath.’; ‘I explain that socks can’t be boiled up in the copper with the sheets and towels or they shrink.’;

Coppernoun

A police officer.

Copperadjective

Made of copper.

Copperadjective

Having the reddish-brown colour/color of copper.

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Copperverb

To sheathe or coat with copper.

Coppernoun

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.

Coppernoun

A coin made of copper; a penny, cent, or other minor coin of copper.

‘My friends filled my pockets with coppers.’;

Coppernoun

A vessel, especially a large boiler, made of copper.

Coppernoun

the boilers in the galley for cooking; as, a ship's coppers.

‘All in a hot and copper sky.’;

Copperverb

To cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper; as, to copper a ship.

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Coppernoun

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

Coppernoun

a copper penny

Coppernoun

uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Coppernoun

a reddish brown the color of polished copper

Coppernoun

any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having copper colored wings

Copperverb

coat with a layer of copper

Copper

Copper is a chemical element with the symbol Cu (from Latin: cuprum) and atomic number 29. It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity.

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