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


a native alloy of platinum with palladium, iridium, osmium, etc.

Origin of platina

1740–50; < Spanish: literally, silverlike element, equivalent to plat(a) silver (< Provençal: literally, silver plate; see plate1) + -ina -ine1. See platinum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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