- an imitation gold made of an alloy of copper and tin, used in making ornaments, moldings, cheap jewelry, etc.
- imitation gold leaf
Origin of ormoluFrench or moulu, literally , ground gold ; from or (see or) + past participle of moudre ; from Classical Latin molere, to grind: see mill
- Any of several copper and zinc or tin alloys resembling gold in appearance and used to ornament furniture, moldings, architectural details, and jewelry.
- An imitation of gold.
Origin of ormoluFrench or moulu : or, gold (from Old French; see or3) + obsolete French molu, past participle of moudre, to grind up (from Old French, from Latin molere; see mel&schwa;- in Indo-European roots).
porcelain pitcher with ormolu embellishment
- Golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes.
(comparative more ormolu, superlative most ormolu)
- Made from golden or gilded brass or bronze.
(third-person singular simple present ormolus, present participle ormoluing, simple past and past participle ormolued)
- To decorate with gilded ormolu articles.
French or moulu (literally: ground gold)