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or·mo·lu / ˈôrməˌloō/ • n. a gold-colored alloy of copper, zinc, and sometimes tin, cast into desired shapes and often gilded, used esp. in the 18th century for decorating furniture and making ornaments.

ormolu

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ormolu gold leaf, gilded bronze, gold-coloured alloy. XVIII. — F. or moulu ‘ground gold’, i.e. or gold (:— L. aurum), moulu, pp. of moudre :- L. molere grind.