any of numerous small flies of the family Chalcididae, often having bright metallic coloration, the larvae of which are chiefly parasitic on various stages of other insects.
a peninsula in NE Greece. noun a peninsula of N central Greece, in Macedonia Central, ending in the three promontories of Kassandra, Sithonia, and Akti. Area: 2945 sq km (1149 sq miles) Modern Greek name Khalkidíki
an annex of an ancient Roman basilica. an annex or appendage, especially a narthex, of an early Christian basilica.
a city on Euboea, in SE Greece. a Greek island in the W Aegean Sea. 1586 sq. mi. (4110 sq. km). Capital: Chalcis. noun a city on the island of Euboea in SE Greece, at the narrowest point of the Euripus strait: important since the 7th century bc, founding many colonies in ancient times. Pop […]
a learned borrowing from Greek meaning “copper,” used in the formation of compound words: chalcolithic. combining form indicating copper or a copper alloy: chalcopyrite, chalcolithic
a common mineral, cuprous sulfide, Cu 2 S: an important ore of copper. noun a lead-grey or black mineral, found as a copper ore or in veins. It is a source of copper. Composition: copper sulphide. Formula: Cu2S. Crystal structure: orthorhombic