tombac

noun
tom·bac | \ˈtäm-ˌbak \

Definition of tombac 

: an alloy essentially of copper and zinc and sometimes tin or arsenic that is used especially for cheap jewelry and gilding

First Known Use of tombac

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tombac

French, from Dutch tombak, from Malay tĕmbaga copper

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