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tom·bac

also tam·bac or tam·bak  (tŏm′băk)
n.
An alloy of copper with zinc and sometimes other metals, used in making inexpensive jewelry.

[French, from Dutch tombak, from Malay tembaga.]

tombac

(ˈtɒmbæk) or

tambac

n
(Metallurgy) any of various brittle alloys containing copper and zinc and sometimes tin and arsenic: used for making cheap jewellery, etc
[C17: from French, from Dutch tombak, from Malay tambâga copper, apparently from Sanskrit tāmraka, from tāmra dark coppery red]

tom•bac

(ˈtɒm bæk)

n.
a copper-zinc alloy, used to imitate gold.
[1595–1605; < Dutch tombak < Portuguese tambaca < Malay tembaga copper]
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Noun1.tombac - an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gildingtombac - an alloy of copper and zinc (and sometimes arsenic) used to imitate gold in cheap jewelry and for gilding
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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