(Cu"pre*ous) a. [L. cupreus, fr. cuprum.] Consisting of copper or resembling copper; coppery.
(Cu"pric) a. [From Cuprum.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing
copper; said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its lowest proportion.
(Cu*prif"er*ous) a. [Cuprum + -ferous.] Containing copper; as, cupriferous silver.
(Cu"prite) n. (Min.) The red oxide of copper; red copper; an important ore of copper, occurring
massive and in isometric crystals.
(Cu"proid) n. [Cuprum + -oid.] (Crystalloq.) A solid related to a tetrahedron, and contained
under twelve equal triangles.
(Cup"-rose) n. Red poppy. See Cop-rose.
(Cu"prous) a. [From Cuprum.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing
copper; said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its highest proportion.
(||Cu"prum) n. [L.] (Chem.) Copper.
(Cu"pu*late) a. Having or bearing cupules; cupuliferous.
(Cu"pule) n. [See Cupola.]
1. (Bot.) A cuplet or little cup, as of the acorn; the husk or bur of the filbert, chestnut, etc.
2. (Zoöl.) A sucker or acetabulum.
(Cu`pu*lif"er*ous) a. [Cupule + -ferous: cf. F. cupulifère.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling,
the family of plants of which the oak and the chestnut are examples, trees bearing a smooth, solid
nut inclosed in some kind of cup or bur; bearing, or furnished with, a cupule.
(Cur) n. [OE. curre, kur; cf. dial. Sw. kurre dog, OD. korre watchdog, and Icel. kurra to murmur,
grumble, Sw. kurra to rumble, croak, Dan. kurre to coo, whirr; prob. of imitative origin.]
1. A mongrel or inferior dog.
They . . . like to village curs,
Bark when their fellows do.
2. A worthless, snarling fellow; used in contempt.
What would you have, you curs,
That like nor peace nor war?