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copper

noun [U]  /ˈkɑp·ər/ us  

copper noun [U] (METAL)

a soft, red-brown metal, used mostly in electrical equipment and for making wire and coins

copper

adjective, noun [U]  /ˈkɑp·ər/ us  

copper adjective, noun [U] (COLOR)

(of) a bright red-brown color
Translations of “copper”
in Korean 구리…
in Arabic نُحاس…
in French cuivre, petite pièce…
in Turkish bakır, bozuk para, madeni para…
in Italian rame…
in Chinese (Traditional) 金屬, 銅, 紅棕色,紫銅色…
in Russian медь, медная монета, полицейский…
in Polish miedź, miedziak, gliniarz…
in Spanish cobre, penique, pela…
in Portuguese cobre…
in German das Kupfer, die Kupfermünze…
in Catalan coure…
in Japanese 銅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 金属, 铜, 红棕色,紫铜色…
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