Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a white alloy of copper, nickel and zinc, once used to make cheap cutlery etc

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white metallic alloy; which is made into spoons, forks, teapots, etc. British plate or German silver. See German silver, under german.

from The 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.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    languagehat.com: ELVER AND ALBUM.

  • Spanish also has albada, parallel to French aubade note aube, dawn and Italian albata.

    languagehat.com: ELVER AND ALBUM.

  • These were called Factiones, and each had its distinguishing colour: russata (red), albata (white), veneta (blue), prasina (green).

    Meditations

  • "My sister is not albata ware, -- that you hate, Mrs. Sheppard.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

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