Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alloy consisting of a combination of nickel, zinc, and copper united in various proportions, often with antimony, iron, lead, tin, and silver. It is a white metal, resembling silver in appearance, and is made into spoons, forks, teapots, etc. Also called
British plateand German silver.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A white metallic alloy; which is made into spoons, forks, teapots, etc. British plate or German silver. See German silver, under german.
“Many of the alb-words are of course quite rare, or only in specialized* use, in English: albata ["white metal, German silver", SOED]; albugo ["=leucoma"; note Greek leukos, white]; albaspine ["whitethorn, hawthorn"]; and albite ["Min.”
“Spanish also has albada, parallel to French aubade note aube, dawn and Italian albata.”
“These were called Factiones, and each had its distinguishing colour: russata (red), albata (white), veneta (blue), prasina (green).”
“My sister is not albata ware, -- that you hate, Mrs. Sheppard.”
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