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

Origin and Etymology of britannia metal

Britannia, poetic name for Great Britain, from Latin


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