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mosaic gold

noun
  1. Chemistry. stannic sulfide.
  2. ormolu(def 1).
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Origin of mosaic gold

First recorded in 1720–30; so called because used in mosaic work
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British Dictionary definitions for mosaic gold

mosaic gold

noun
  1. stannic sulphide, esp when suspended in lacquer for use in gilding surfaces
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