Britannia metal

noun
Bri·​tan·​nia metal | \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

First Known Use of Britannia metal

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Britannia metal

Britannia, poetic name for Great Britain, from Latin

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