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An alloy of silver and gold.

[Middle English, from Latin ēlectrum, amber, from Greek ēlektron.]


(Metallurgy) an alloy of gold (55–88 per cent) and silver used for jewellery and ornaments
[C14: from Latin, from Greek ēlektron amber]


(ɪˈlɛk trəm)

an amber-colored alloy of gold and silver used in antiquity.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek ḗlektron amber]
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Noun1.electrum - an alloy of gold and silverelectrum - an alloy of gold and silver    
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
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And a wonder it was to see; for its whole orb was a-shimmer with enamel and white ivory and electrum, and it glowed with shining gold; and there were zones of cyanus (2) drawn upon it.
Most of the Bali gold samples are made of electrum, a naturally occurring gold-silver alloy (with 20 per cent or greater silver content) panned from alluvial deposits.
Low is currently a member of the board of the Viceroy Hotel Group and The Electrum Group, and he is also an alternate director of Lilestone Limited ("Myla").
Quill Gold wallpaper, above, PS20 per roll, from Graham & Brow| Ramp up the luxe with Electrum gold Venetian blinds, from PS101 for a 61cm x 61cm blind, from the Fusion range at Timberlux
There is still some online trace of the Purple Rain singer on the web though as his last two albums, Art Official Age and Plectrum Electrum are still available on Spotify.
He has named the new pygmy locust Electrotettix attenboroughi, the genus name a combination of electrum (Latin from Greek, meaning "amber") and tettix (Greek, meaning "grasshopper").
Prince had two concerts to promote his new album called Plectrum Electrum at Le Zenith in Paris on June 1, where he performed with his all-girl band (http://3rdeyegirl.
He then delivered a mammoth hit-packed and funk-laden set that spanned chart favourites going back 36 years as well a batch of new songs from his forthcoming Plectrum Electrum album.
The Brits wouldn't let us play so we're gonna show you what they missed", roared the man himself and the 2,000 present were most definitely the beneficiaries as the band ripped into a 15-minute version of 'Funk N Roll', thought to feature on 3rd Eye Girl's soon-to-be-released album Plectrum Electrum, before embarking on a whirlwind tour of new material and the rock great's timeless back catalogue.
The enigmatic star flew into London on Tuesday at the start of a still-evolving string of dates in support of forthcoming album "Plectrum Electrum,'' recorded with all-female trio 3RDEYEGIRL.
Electrum - Progressive rock power trio whose music emphasizes rhythmic ensemble interplay, complex arrangements - usually in Classical forms - and a thorough exploration of odd time signatures.