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platina

[plat-n-uh, pluh-tee-nuh]
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noun
  1. a native alloy of platinum with palladium, iridium, osmium, etc.
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Origin of platina

1740–50; < Spanish: literally, silverlike element, equivalent to plat(a) silver (< Provençal: literally, silver plate; see plate1) + -ina -ine1. See platinum
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Historical Examples

  • With Platina, ca. 1474, an avalanche of cookery literature started.

    Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome

    Apicius

  • 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.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • Platina and his master set to work energetically to remedy these defects.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark

  • Platina ordered the desks for the Latin Library first, in 1475.

    The Care of Books

    John Willis Clark


British Dictionary definitions for platina

platina

noun
  1. an alloy of platinum and several other metals, including palladium, osmium, and iridium
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Word Origin

C18: from Spanish: silvery element, from plata silver, from Provençal: silver plate
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