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Electrum

Electrum

1. Amber.

2. An alloy of gold and silver, of an amber colour, used by the ancients.

3. German-silver plate. See german silver, under german.

Origin: L, fr. Gr. See electric, and cf. Electre, electron.


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... Greek, elektron, a name applied, however, not only to amber but also to an alloy of gold and silver . By Latin writers amber is variously called electrum, sucinum (succinum), and glaesum or glesum. The Old Hebrew חשמל hashmal seems to have meant amber, although Modern ...

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