[toot-n-ag, tyoot-]


a nickel silver containing about 45 percent copper, with varying proportions of nickel and zinc and often smaller amounts of other metals.

Origin of tutenag

1615–25; < Marathi tuttināg, allegedly derived from Sanskrit tuttha- sulfate of copper + nāga tin, lead
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