Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An alloy of copper with zinc and sometimes other metals, used in making inexpensive jewelry.

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  • n. Alternative form of tombak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An alloy of copper and zinc, resembling brass, and containing about 84 per cent of copper; -- called also German brass or Dutch brass. It is very malleable and ductile, and when beaten into thin leaves is sometimes called Dutch metal. The addition of arsenic makes white tombac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the many names of brass; Prince's metal; Mannheim gold.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Dutch tombak, from Malay tembaga.

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