electrum

noun
elec·​trum | \i-ˈlek-trəm \

Definition of electrum 

: a natural pale yellow alloy of gold and silver

First Known Use of electrum

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for electrum

Middle English, from Latin — more at electric

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