- a native alloy of platinum with palladium, iridium, osmium, etc.
Origin of platina
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With Platina, ca. 1474, an avalanche of cookery literature started.
Platina gives a fine recipe for it; in Apicius it is not yet developed.
When the book is returned, Platina or his assistant notes the fact, with the date.
Platina and his master set to work energetically to remedy these defects.
Platina ordered the desks for the Latin Library first, in 1475.
- an alloy of platinum and several other metals, including palladium, osmium, and iridium
C18: from Spanish: silvery element, from plata silver, from Provençal: silver plate
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