latten

noun
lat·​ten | \ ˈla-tᵊn How to pronounce latten (audio) \

Definition of latten

: a yellow alloy identical to or resembling brass typically hammered into thin sheets and formerly much used for church utensils

First Known Use of latten

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latten

Middle English laton, from Anglo-French

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“Latten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latten. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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