Prince's metal

noun

Definition of Prince's metal

: an alloy of the appearance of brass believed to be made of copper and zinc or copper and bismuth and formerly used for cheap jewelry

called also Prince Rupert's metal

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History and Etymology for Prince's metal

after Prince Rupert of Germany †1682, its inventor

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“Prince's metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prince%27s%20metal. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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