from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of tombac.
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- n. Obsolete form of tombak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See tombac.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tombac.
- n. Agallochum or aloes-wood.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
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Again, and for a third time, he came out and went through the same ceremony; after which he brought a little basket of rushes, filled with an herb which is called there tambac, which he threw into the boat.
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