platina

[plat-n-uh, pluh-tee-nuh]

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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platina

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

Word Origin for platina

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