1. Any of several copper and zinc or tin alloys resembling gold in appearance and used to ornament furniture, moldings, architectural details, and jewelry.
2. An imitation of gold.
[French or moulu : or, gold (from Old French; see OR3) + obsolete French molu, past participle of moudre, to grind up (from Old French, from Latin molere; see melə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
(click for a larger image)ormolu
porcelain pitcher with ormolu embellishment
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