Meaning of ormolu
Pronunciation: (ôr'mu-l"), [key]
- Also calledan alloy of copper and zinc used to imitate gold.
- Also calledgilded metal, esp. cast brass or bronze gilded over fire with an amalgam of gold and mercury, used for furniture mounts and ornamental objects.
- gold or gold powder prepared for use in gilding.
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