Dutch metal


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Dutch metal

n.
An alloy of copper and zinc that contains a higher ratio of copper to zinc than brass does and is used to make low-priced jewelry and in thin sheets as an inexpensive imitation of gold leaf.

Dutch metal

or

Dutch gold

n
(Metallurgy) a substitute for gold leaf, consisting of thin sheets of copper that have been turned yellow by exposure to the fumes of molten zinc
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