from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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  • Ha! Love the "apparently" in CD's defintion.

    May 16, 2011