Britannia metal

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noun Bri·tan·nia metal \bri-ˈtan-yə-, -ˈta-nē-ə-\

Definition of Britannia metal

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

Origin and Etymology of britannia metal

Britannia, poetic name for Great Britain, from Latin


First Known Use: 1884


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