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 alloyof about 80% copperand 20% zinc, produced in thin sheetsand used to make cheap jewelry
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