American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of tombac.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as tombac.
- n. Agallochum or aloes-wood.
- n. Obsolete form of tombak.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Metal.), obsolete See tombac.
- n. an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
“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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