from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An alloy of 80 percent copper and 20 percent zinc used to make low-priced jewelry and in thin sheets as an inexpensive imitation of gold leaf.

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  • noun a form of brass, being an alloy of about 80% copper and 20% zinc, produced in thin sheets and used to make cheap jewelry


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