electrum

noun
elec·​trum | \ i-ˈlek-trəm How to pronounce electrum (audio) \

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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“Electrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrum. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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