Definition of ormolu noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ormolu

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɔːməluː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrməluː//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a gold metal made of a mixture of other metals, used to decorate furniture, make decorative objects, etc. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French or moulu ‘powdered gold’ (used in gilding).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ormolu