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- n. An alloy of lead and tin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alloy of lead and tin, of which the Chinese make tea canisters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A compound metal, of which the Chinese make tea-canisters and the like. The ingredients are, apparently, lead and tin.
French, from Malay word for "tin", or perhaps Kalaa, the city from which it came. (Wiktionary)