Ormolu definitions

ôr'mə-lo͝o'
Any of several copper and zinc or tin alloys resembling gold in appearance and used to ornament furniture, moldings, architectural details, and jewelry.
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An imitation of gold.
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An imitation gold made of an alloy of copper and tin, used in making ornaments, moldings, cheap jewelry, etc.
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Imitation gold leaf.
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Golden or gilded brass or bronze used for decorative purposes.
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Made from golden or gilded brass or bronze.
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To decorate with gilded ormolu articles.
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Origin of ormolu

French or moulu or gold (from Old French or3) obsolete French molu past participle of moudre to grind up (from Old French) (from Latin molere melə- in Indo-European roots)