latten

noun

lat·​ten ˈla-tᵊn How to pronounce latten (audio)
: a yellow alloy identical to or resembling brass typically hammered into thin sheets and formerly much used for church utensils

Word History

Etymology

Middle English laton, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latten was in the 14th century

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“Latten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latten. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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