- 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 or 3. )obsolete French molu past participle of moudre to grind up ( from Old French) ( from Latin molere ; see melə- 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)