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.

    Under Drake's Flag A Tale of the Spanish Main


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