Britannia metal


Bri·tan·nia metal

noun \bri-ˈtan-yə-, -ˈta-nē-ə-\

Definition of BRITANNIA METAL

:  a silver-white alloy largely of tin, antimony, and copper that is similar to pewter

Origin of BRITANNIA METAL

Britannia, poetic name for Great Britain, from Latin
First Known Use: 1817

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