latten

[ lat-n ]
/ ˈlæt n /

noun

a brasslike alloy commonly made in thin sheets and formerly much used for church utensils.
tin plate.
any metal in thin sheets.

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Origin of latten

1300–50; Middle English lato(u)n<Middle French laton copper-zinc alloy ≪ Arabic lātūn<Turkic; compare Turkish altιn gold
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British Dictionary definitions for latten

latten
/ (ˈlætən) /

noun

metal or alloy, esp brass, made in thin sheets

Word Origin for latten

C14: from Old French laton, of unknown origin
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