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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An alloy of zinc, copper and nickel, closely resembling silver, of Chinese origin; any of a number of similar alloys developed in imitation of the Chinese product.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Chinese name of the alloy known as German silver (which see, under silver). Also, erroneously, packfong or pakfong.

Etymologies

An Anglicisation of Cantonese 白銅 (baak6 tung4, "white copper"). (Wiktionary)

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