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electrum

[ ih-lek-truhm ]
/ ɪˈlɛk trəm /
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noun

an amber-colored alloy of gold and silver used in ancient times.
an alloy composed of about 50 percent copper, 30 percent nickel, and 20 percent zinc.
German silver; nickel silver.

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Origin of electrum

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin <Greek ḗlektron amber, alloy of gold and silver
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electrum
/ (ɪˈlɛktrəm) /

noun

an alloy of gold (55–88 per cent) and silver used for jewellery and ornaments

Word Origin for electrum

C14: from Latin, from Greek ēlektron amber
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