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- n. An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, but of a golden colour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, but of a golden color.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A (French) synonym of brass, defined as Mannheim gold, Prince Rupert's metal, etc.: chiefly applied to very yellow varieties of brass used instead of gold for personal ornaments, watch-cases, and the like—that is, for what is called in English “brass jewelry” and (in the United States) “Attleboro' jewelry.”
French, from Latin similus ("similar") + French or ("gold"). (Wiktionary)