calin

noun
ca·​lin | \ kȧlaⁿ \
plural -s

Definition of calin

: an alloy apparently of lead and tin of which the Chinese make tea canisters and other utensils

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History and Etymology for calin

French, from Portuguese calaim, from Arabic qalaʽi

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“Calin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calin. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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